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The Making of the City of Capital

Making the Modern Slum: The Power of Capital in Colonial Bombay by Sheetal Chhabria, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019; pp 235, $30 (paperback) . Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City by Debashree Mukherjee, New York: Columbia University Press, 2020; pp 420, $30 (paperback).

The Art of the Oppressed

Most mainstream films that centre caste have, even if unknowingly, not understood the historical roots and cultural background of Dalits.

​Soumitra Chatterjee (1935–2020)

A tribute to actor Soumitra Chatterjee who died of COVID-19 complications.

A Sporadic Romance

India’s Film Society Movement: The Journey and Its Impact by V K Cherian, New Delhi: Sage, 2016; pp 219 + xxxv, ₹ 895.

Hindi Cinema and South Asian Communities in UK

Hindi cinema and its popularity in the UK help unite different communities from the subcontinent who possess shared memories as well as conflicting histories of partition. Three attributes of post-1990 Hindi cinema - the language adopted, styles and codes and the centrality of the family - help provide a common and united cultural discourse to different communities of south Asians.

An Appeal beyond Aesthetics

This essay probes the iconicity of New Theatres, exploring the hypothesis that its genesis in the 1930s was rooted in aspects of contemporary life in Bengal that went much beyond the realm of cinema. The objective is to look deeper and understand cinema as an institution with roots in the politics and economy of early 20th century Bengal.
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