Beyond Bollywood

Author: Jigna Desai
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415966849
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Das Geheimnis des Schlangenk nigs Kiranmalas Abenteuer 1

Author: Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646922613
Format: PDF, ePub
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*** Einmutiges Mädchen mit überraschender Vergangenheit, zweiindische Prinzen mit schwierigem Auftragund haufenweise Abenteuer voller Monster und Magie! *** Kiranmala glaubt nicht an Geschichten über Prinzessinnen und eine Welt voller Magie, wie ihre Eltern. Bis Ma und Baba an Kirans 12. Geburtstag plötzlich weg sind. Und im Vorgarten ein Rakkhosh steht, ein sabbernder, hungriger Dämon. Als wäre das nicht genug, klopfen auch noch zwei Prinzen an Kirans Tür, die sie unbedingt retten wollen. Zu dritt machen sie sich auf die Reise in eine andere Dimension, um zwischen geflügelten Pferden und sprechenden Vögeln Kirans Eltern zu befreien. Denn Kiran ist eine Prinzessin – und es gibt Magie! Band 1 der Serie: Kiranmalas Abenteuer

Tamil Cinema

Author: Selvaraj Velayutham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134154461
Format: PDF
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Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It outlines its history and distinctive characteristics, and proceeds to consider a number of important themes such as gender, religion, class, caste, fandom, cinematic genre, the politics of identity and diaspora. Throughout, the book cogently links the analysis to wider social, political and cultural phenomena in Tamil and Indian society. Overall, it is an exciting and original contribution to an under-studied field, also facilitating a fresh consideration of the existing body of scholarship on Indian cinema.

Sport and South Asian Diasporas

Author: Stanley Thangaraj
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131768429X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This original collection demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationialism for global South Asian populations. The chapters provide a critical (re-) examination of the roles that sport plays within and in relation to South Asian groups in the diaspora, and raises a series of pertinent questions regarding the multifarious relationships between sport and South Asianness. The chapters range across a wide variety of disciplines, regions, sports and identifications. They are in conversation with each other while showing the particularity of each diasporic context and relationship to sport. The book encompasses a number of global contexts from the "homeland" (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan) to the diaspora (Fiji, Norway, the US, the UK), and addresses a broad range of sporting contexts, including basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, field hockey, soccer and golf. The chapters combine a range of qualitative methods, including ethnography, auto-ethnography, participant observation, memoir, interview and textual analysis (film, television and print media). This collection comprises the latest cutting edge research in the field, and will be essential reading for scholars and students both of sport and South Asian diasporas. This book was published as a special issue of South Asian Popular Culture.

Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia

Author: Gita Rajan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135701520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Transnational feminism has been critical to feminist theorizing in the global North over the last few decades. Perhaps due to its broad terminology, transnational feminism can become vague and dislocated, losing its ability to name specific critiques of and responses to empire, race, and globalization that are emboldened by its transnational remit. This volume encompasses an expansive engagement and exploration of transnational South Asian feminist movements, networks, and critiques within the context of the popular and the diaspora in South Asia. The contributing authors address key issues in a global context, especially as they operate both in a situated and the diasporic imaginary of South Asia. While the idea of the popular in South Asia has often been circumscribed by the spaces and cultural politics of Bollywood, this interdisciplinary volume takes an innovative turn to examine how academics, advocates, activists, and artists envision the inroads and consequences of nationalism, globalization and/or empire, which continually remake communities and alter needs and allegiances. Through ethnography, literature, dance, cinema, activism, poetry, and storytelling, the authorsd analyse popular and social justice using a focused, multidisciplinary gendered lens. This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian Popular Culture.