Revisiting 1947 through Popular Cinema: A Comparative Study of India and Pakistan

Gita Viswanath
Salma Malik
Economic & Political Weekly

The memorialisation of the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 through popular cinema is the theme of this paper. Both in India and Pakistan, cinema as a cultural production wields immense influence in the lives of the people and mainstream cinema has been deeply affected by Partition.

Daughters of Trauma: Women as Sites of Nationalistic Appropriation in Partition Cinema

Roshni Sengupta
Księgarnia Akademicka

"This paper attempts to delineate and focus on the common narrative thread running through subsequent cinematic treatises on the situation of women during the Partition, particularly those kidnapped and sexually violated during the vivisection. It proposes to construct a cultural and memorialized history of the Partition through a reading of mediated representations of literary engagements with the event, particularly the narrativization of the cinematic trope of the ‘radicalized’ Muslim and his involvement in the abduction of “chaste” Hindu women during the cataclysmic event.

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.

Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics

Heidi R.M. Pauwels

Gender and Nationalism A Study of Partition Fiction and Cinema

Mishra, Gauri
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: Secularism, Religion, Representations

Caroline Herbert
Claire Chambers

The Cinema of Satyajit Ray

Gupta, Chidananda Das
National Bank Trust

National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema, 1947-1987

Chakravarty, Sumita
University of Texas Press