By Sikata Banerjee

ISBN-10: 1138653993

ISBN-13: 9781138653993

Interpretations of manhood have opened up in India inside a center classification cultural milieu formed by way of an assertive self-confidence fuelled through liberalisation, a method during which India has been built-in into the worldwide political financial system and the prominence of Hindutva or Hindu nationalist politics.?


This ebook unpacks a specific gendered imaginative and prescient of kingdom within the smooth Indian context through drawing on renowned motion pictures. This muscular nationalism is an intersection of a selected imaginative and prescient of masculinity with the political doctrine of nationalism. the assumption of kingdom is lively through an idea of manhood linked to martial prowess, muscular energy and sturdiness, yet coupled with the picture and build of virtuous girl – a gendered binary of martial guy and chaste girl. the writer skilfully and convincingly attracts jointly problems with political economic system, together with globalization and neoliberalism with majoritarian politics and pop culture, hence displaying how disparate strands intersect and construct on each one other.


Using interpretive methodologies and well known media, the publication offers new interpretations of Bollywood movies in the course of the lenses of gender, masculinity and nationalism. it will likely be of curiosity to students of South Asian politics and tradition, specifically Indian nationalism, pop culture, media and gender reports.

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