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Transition Roads, Railways, and Bridges: Arteries of the Nation

Jini Kim Watson

in The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675722
eISBN:
9781452947556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the implications of a developmentalist orientation for both official and alternative nationalisms through theorizations of the postcolonial nation. It focuses on the official ... More


Bollywood on the Train

Marian Aguiar

in Tracking Modernity: India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665600
eISBN:
9781452946429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the genre of Indian cinema. It describes Hindi action films such as Sholay, Coolie, and The Burning Train, which construct a rebellious masculinity through images of railway ... More


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