Discursive Splits and Opposition in Maurice Pialat's Turkish Chronicles
The ‘Looking Relations’ of the Other: An Analysis of Gone With the Wind and Twelve Years A Slave
Memories of Decolonization: An Alternative History through Deepa Mehta's Earth
Popular Indian (Hindi) Cinema and the Perils of Stereotype
Bravery, a Metaphor of Resistance, Dignity and Preservation in the Film Eréndira Ikikunari (Mexico, 2006)
My paper will study the efforts and struggles against the Spanish imperialist in the early XVI Century. The movie Eréndira Ikikunari celebrates the indigenity and pride of being part of an ancient ethnic community. So my paper will attempt to derive how the arrival of Spanish proved a horrid but renewing experience for precolombian empires.
This study will deal with the concept of “bravery” in terms of destruction and construction both for natives as for the imperialists which mattered a lot in the earlier times when natives were affected by internal division and superstition, gender discrimination and oppression and religious psyche.
This study with regard to movie enumerates the complexity of understanding war and warfare from the context of courage to save, eliminate or recreate the identity or to expand frontiers.
Traces of Colonial Impressions in the Post-colonial Indian Cinema
Sairat, Stardom and Gender Roles: A Cultural Critique
Cura Malal and the Sovereign Gaze. Images of the first Conscription in Argentina
'Colonial Hangover': Thuggees in Western Cinematic Representations
Abu Saleh, Ph.D. Scholar, Centre of Comparative Studies, University of Hyderabad
The paper tries to see how these films construct a kind of cultural superiority and dominance over other societies. The paper also tries to look how these films create fear or anxiety about India and the third world to the western audience through these representations. It focuses on the cultural expansions of the west and their attitude of representing themselves as the saviour of the world by showing others in negative ways. Further, it also tries to find out if there are any shifts of the presentations over time. Has it changed or just carries the earlier and existing notions created by the British colonial administration in India. It also examines how these films represent India as nothing but the same age old ‘disloyal’ and ‘mischief’ making country by sensualising issues and imparting wrong scratches on the mind of new generations.
Reflection of Communal Conflict in 'Gandhi'
This Paper focuses on the communal problem of the subcontinent that eventually culminated in the Partition of 1947 and reflect on how the film portrays this human catastrophe. It will explore the dominant narrative and cinematic techniques employed in tackling this serious and sensitive issue. Does the film fix the responsibility (blame?) for this seminal crisis onto Indian shoulders or does it honestly introspect on British policies of ‘Divide and Rule’ ? Does it provide a meaningful insights into the historical forces that created the ‘partitioned past’ and threaten the ‘polarised present’ that mars the socio-political landscape of the subcontinent till today. The endeavour will be to explore whether the cinematic vision of this epic film is an unbiased narration or is it a coloured portrayal through a colonialist lens.