Religion in Literature and Film in South Asia

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  • Year: 2010
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This innovative, interdisciplinary collection of essays by scholars based in Europe and the United States offers stimulating approaches to the role played by religion in present-day South Asia.

Table of contents (11 chapters)
On Myth and Mythologizing: An Introduction - Dimitrova, Diana
Seeking God: Narratives of the Spiritual in Amrita Bharati’s Work and Hindi Poetry - Rosenstein, Lucy
Who Is Afraid of MlräbäT? Gulzar’s Antidote for Miras Poison - Pauwels, Heidi
Religion and Gender in Bollywood Film - Dimitrova, Diana
The Creative Modern and the Myths of the Goddess Mariyamman - Srinivasan, Perundevi
Constructed Religious Feelings and Communal Identities in Hamārā Śahar us baras by Gītāñjalī Śrī - Consolaro, Alessandra
Dharma Reconsidered: The Inappropriate Poetry of Arun Kolatkar in Sarpa Satra - Zecchini, Laetitia
From Otherland to the Divine Land: Exile, Mysticism, and Secularism in K. B. Vaid’s Dard lä davä - Castaing, Anne
In the Face of Even Lesser Breeds: Reading Nayantara Sahgal with Indian Christians - Joseph, Clara A. B.
Censorship, Social Reform, and Mythological Drama in Colonial India - Bhatia, Nandi
From Kurukṣetra to Rāmarājya: A Comparative Analysis of the Star Personas of Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan - Singh, Sunny

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