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dc.contributor.advisorStobie, Cheryl.
dc.contributor.authorMaistry, Avershree.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-23T09:57:34Z
dc.date.available2010-08-23T09:57:34Z
dc.date.created2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/505
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the construction of multicultural identities in the postcolonial world in relation to nonresident Indian women depicted in mainstream cinema. The dissertation traces the distorted representation of Indian women from its colonial and diasporic origins to its contemporary neo-colonial evolution. The analysis of two films, directed by Gurinder Chadha, Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Bride and Prejudice (2004), speaks back to Indian women‟s agency and ownership of multicultural identities. These film texts were chosen as they are both contemporary examples of Indian class, gender and culture in relation to the postmodern concept of multicultural societies. The films are products of formerly colonised people commenting on issues of class, gender and power as seen in Indian diasporic communities in England and the USA.en_US
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dc.subjectIndian women in motion pictures.en_US
dc.subjectBend it like Beckham (Motion picture)en_US
dc.subjectBride and prejudice (Motion picture)en_US
dc.subjectIndian women--Ethnic identity.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Drama and performance studies.en_US
dc.titleThe multicultural traveller : representations of Indian female identity in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it like Beckham and Bride and prejudice.en_US
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