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Visual culture and violence: inventing intimacy and citizenship in recent South Asian cinema

Kavita Daiya
Taylor and Francis Online

The 1947 Partition of India has recently re-emerged as a thematic concern of many South Asian films about nationalism in popular and parallel cinema. These films invoke the 1947 Partition in both productive and troubling ways: they connect it to the contemplation of the role of religion in the contemporary nation-state, and of the impact of religious ethnicity, terrorism and gender on the experience of citizenship in both India and Pakistan.

Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition

Bhaskar Sarkar
Duke University Press Books