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Mourning the nation : Indian cinema in the wake of Partition

Author: Bhaskar Sarkar
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What remains of the "national" when the nation unravels at the birth of the independent state? The political truncation of India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947 led to a social cataclysm in which roughly one million people died, and 10 to 12 million were displaced. Combining film studies, trauma theory, and South Asian cultural history, Bhaskar Sarkar follows the shifting traces of this event in Indian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sarkar, Bhaskar, 1963-
Mourning the nation.
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)649307623
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bhaskar Sarkar
ISBN: 9780822343936 0822343932 9780822344117 0822344114
OCLC Number: 277118450
Description: xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : national cinema's hermeneutic of mourning --
Cinema's project of nationhood --
Runes of laceration --
Bengali cinema : a spectral subnationality --
Dispersed nodes of articulation --
Ghatak, melodrama, and the restitution of experience --
Tamas and the limits of representation --
Mourning (un)limited --
Coda : the critical enchantment of mourning.
Responsibility: Bhaskar Sarkar.

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A work of film studies that traces how the traumatic Partition of India and Pakistan has been represented (or not represented) in Indian cinema from 1947 to the present.  Read more...

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"This is one of the most provocative books that has been published in recent years on Indian films." -- Pankaj Jain * The Journal of Asian Studies * "Sarkar's bringing together Hindi (national) and Read more...

 
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