1st Edition

Beyond Bollywood
The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film

ISBN 9780415966856
Published December 16, 2003 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

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.



Jigna Desai is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota. She lives in Minneapolis.