• Representation of Indian diasporic female subjectivities in women’s diasporic cinema

    Author(s):
    Melanie Le Forestier (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Feminist Humanities, Film Studies
    Subject(s):
    Asian diaspora, Cultural studies, Film studies, Indian culture, Women's studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Diasporic cinema, Indian cinema, Subaltern studies, Women empowerment
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FN60
    Abstract:
    This paper discusses the emergence of a women’s diasporic cinema that challenges the representation of Indian women as guardians of Indian values. Through the examination of three films directed by women filmmakers (Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta and Nisha Pahuja), this analysis proposes to delve into the reconfiguration of Indian identity in a context of migration from women’s points of views. Women filmmakers offer a decentering approach of the diasporic displacement in which the relation to Indian values are necessarily modified. Thus, diasporic cinema will be defined as an agent of cultural demythologisation.
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