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Cinema: Films Made by Women Screen Writers, Directors, and Producers: Commercial Films: Pakistan
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Introduction

When Pakistan came into existence in August 1947, it inherited a commercial film industry that had survived the effects of the Allied-Axis pull in Lahore during World War II, including heavy taxes, stock import issues, and high prices (Menon 1949, iii–xxxi, Wadia 1949, 107–14). Beginning with the Urdu social drama The daughters of today (G…

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Wajiha Raza Rizvi, “Cinema: Films Made by Women Screen Writers, Directors, and Producers: Commercial Films: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 18 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002153>
First published online: 2018



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