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 Falling in Love: Sītā in the Flower Garden and Rādhā in the Forest

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 1 compares Sita's falling in love with Rama in the Flower Garden (Phulvari) with Radha and the Gopis’ falling in love with Krishna when he steals their clothes while they are bathing ... More


Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book analyzes the role of popular blockbuster films made by Bollywood in the making, unmaking and remaking of modern India. It explains that Bollywood films are India’s most popular ... More


Cinema as Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the particular public fantasies embedded in Hindi cinema. Public fantasies are tools for managing desire—either to conceal, reveal, revise, or renew them—sometimes, all at the ... 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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