Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film (Paperback) book cover

Beyond Bollywood

The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film

By Jigna Desai

© 2004 – Routledge

290 pages

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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.

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies