Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film

1st Edition

Jigna Desai

Routledge
Published December 16, 2003
Reference - 290 Pages
ISBN 9780415966856 - CAT# RT685Z

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Beyond Bollywood is the first comprehensive look at the emergence, development, and significance of contemporary South Asian diasporic cinema. From a feminist and queer perspective, Jigna Desai explores the hybrid cinema of the "Brown Atlantic" through a close look at films in English from and about South Asian diasporas in the United States, Canada, and Britain, including such popular films as My Beautiful Laundrette, Fire, Monsoon Wedding, and Bend it Like Beckham.

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