Religion In Literature And Film In South Asia by Diana DimitrovaReligion In Literature And Film In South Asia by Diana Dimitrova

Religion In Literature And Film In South Asia

byDiana Dimitrova

Hardcover | March 17, 2010

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This innovative, interdisciplinary collection of essays by scholars based in Europe and the United States offers stimulating approaches to the role played by religion in present-day South Asia.
DIANA DIMITROVAis Assistant Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Religions at Michigan State University, USA.
Title:Religion In Literature And Film In South AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:226 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:March 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230622259

ISBN - 13:9780230622258


Table of Contents

On Myth and Mythologizing: An Introduction; D.Dimitrova PART I: RELIGION, MYTH, AND GENDER The Spiritual Quest in Amrita Bharati's Poetry; L.Rosenstein Who is Afraid of MÌrËbËÌ: Gulzar's Antidote for Meera's Poison; H.Pauwels Religion and Gender in Bollywood Film; D.Dimitrova The Creative 'Modern' and the Myths of the Goddess of Poxes; P.Srinivasan PART II: RELIGION, MYTH, AND POLITICS Constructed Communal Identities and Religious Discourse in GÌtËÕjalÌ ÉrÌ's Hamara sahar us baras; A.Consolaro Dharma Reconsidered: the Inappropriate Poetry of Arun Kolatkar; L.Zecchini From the Otherland to the Divine Land: Exile, Mysticism and Secularism in K.B. Vaid's Dard la dava; A.Castaing In the Face of Lesser Breeds: Reading Sahgal with Gandhi and Levinas; C.Joseph Censorship, Social Reform, and Mythological Drama in Colonial India; N.Bhatia From Kuruks?etra to Ramarajya: A Comparative Study of the Star Personas of Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan; S.Singh

Editorial Reviews

"This volume contributes to our understanding of the links between relations in society in the distant past, which has survived in the form of myth, and its connection with modern ideas concerning two major social spheres - gender and politics. It is a representative international project whose participants belong to academic institutions in India, Europe, Canada, and the U.S . . .It is a solid work on an important theme that contributes to general areas of humanitarian studies as well as to South Asia Studies. The religious/mythological, political, bio-social (gender), and cultural dimensions, in which the basic ideas that bring the contributions together have been presented, speak for the originality of the work." - Tatiana Oranskaia, University of Hamburg