Tag Archives: Bollywood

Ashok Kumar Ganguly alias Kumud

Ashok Kumar’s biography has been much written. By Divine Grace the actor lived long and in full alertness of the mind and in good health and spoke freely to those who sought him out for interviews and a longer engagement. … Continue reading

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The Sister and Her Brother

This is the story of the sister and her brother, both superstars, one the highest awardee in India and the other of Pakistan. The sister is known as Lata Mangeshkar and her brother, though born as Yousuf Khan is better … Continue reading

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Colonialism and Bollywood

I am again thinking on colonialism whether or not it was a kind of emasculation of India; to my mind, it was not. Indians were not really independent before the British because for most Indians, the long centuries of Muslim … Continue reading

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Bollywood and Diaspora

Ritwik Mallik, India’s youngest published author, called up to gather some inputs from me for an essay which his friend was writing on Bollywood and Diaspora. These questions put me in a bind especially when suddenly asked out of the … Continue reading

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Towards A Theory of the Indian Popular Cinema

Introduction: The present paper attempts to place in perspective the Indian popular cinema in the backdrop of film theories and shows that the cinema in India has a distinct historical context and social reality which makes it difficult for film … Continue reading

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