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Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: Pakistan
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Introduction: The Film Industry in Pakistan

Out of an average of about 240 films produced annually in British India (Figure 1) (1931-1948) in studios in Bombay, Calcutta, Poona, and Madras, even through the Second World War (1939-1944) and right up to Partition (1947), Lahore contrib…

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Wajiha Raza Rizvi, “Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002133>
First published online: 2017

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