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Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: India
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Popular Hindi cinema has been seen as integral to the examination of politics and culture in India (Pinney 2001). In fact, the popular film in India is largely seen within scholarship “as an entry point for understanding the legitimization of social and political power through narrative forms” (Vasudevan 2000, 1). …

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Murty, Madhavi, “Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0713>
First published online: 2011

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