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The films of Mira Nair : diaspora vérité

Author: Amardeep Singh
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Films of Mira Nair presents the first, full-length scholarly study of her cinema. Nair has broken new ground as both a feminist filmmaker and an Indian filmmaker. Several of her works, especially those related to the South Asian diaspora, have been influential around the globe. Amardeep Singh delves into the complexities of Nair's films from 1981 to 2016, offering critical commentary on all of Mira Nair's major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Singh, Amardeep, 1974-
Films of Mira Nair.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010238
Named Person: Mira Nair; Mira Nair; Mira Nair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amardeep Singh
ISBN: 9781496819116 149681911X 9781496821164 1496821165
OCLC Number: 1027726061
Description: vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mira Nair's diaspora vérité --
"Our hearts and eyes are wide open" : Mira Nair's documentaries --
The aesthetics of disillusionment : Salaam Bombay! (1988) --
A tale of two "chunaris" : the critique of Bollywood in Monsoon Wedding (2001) --
Into the diasporic mixing bowl : Mississippi Masala (1991), The Perez Family (1995), and My Own Country (1998) --
Feminist period pieces : Vanity Fair (2004) and Kama Sutra : a tale of love (1996) --
"Every day since then has been a gift" : The Namesake (2006) --
"I had a Pakistani once" : The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) and Nair's post-9/11 short films --
"Where do you belong?" : returning to Uganda in Queen of Katwe (2016).
Responsibility: Amardeep Singh.

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Presents the first, full-length scholarly study of Mira Nair's cinema. Amardeep Singh delves into the complexities of her films from 1981 to 2016, offering critical commentary on all of Nair's major  Read more...

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