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A 'Basement' Cinephilia. Indian Diaspora Women Watch Bollywood

Title:A 'Basement' Cinephilia. Indian Diaspora Women Watch Bollywood
Author:Nandini Bhattacharya
Publication:South Asian Popular Culture / Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Enumeration:Vol. 2, No. 2,pp. 161 - 183 , October 2004
Abstract:This article results from survey-based research on the actual and situated viewing practices of Indian diaspora women who watch Bollywood. I argue that they thereby construct - and not merely consume - new definitions of national and diasporic identity and motherhood through this mediation. Further, I argue that the personal and communal identities constructed by diaspora female Bollywood-watchers are not merely nostalgic, but a complex amalgam of their responses to the porosity and ambiguity of the medium of Bollywood film.

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