The multicultural traveller : representations of Indian female identity in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it like Beckham and Bride and prejudice.

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dc.contributor.advisor Stobie, Cheryl.
dc.contributor.author Maistry, Avershree.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T09:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T09:57:34Z
dc.date.created 2009
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/505
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Indian women in motion pictures. en_US
dc.subject Bend it like Beckham (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject Bride and prejudice (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject Indian women--Ethnic identity. en_US
dc.subject Theses--Drama and performance studies. en_US
dc.title The multicultural traveller : representations of Indian female identity in Gurinder Chadha's Bend it like Beckham and Bride and prejudice. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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