A Million Dollar Exit from the Anarchic Slum-world: Slumdog Millionaire's hollow idioms of social justice

  title={A Million Dollar Exit from the Anarchic Slum-world: Slumdog Millionaire's hollow idioms of social justice},
  author={Mitu Sengupta},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={599 - 616}
Abstract This article contests the characterisation of the popular and acclaimed film, Slumdog Millionaire, as a realistic portrayal of India's urban poverty that will ultimately serve as a tool of advocacy for India's urban poor. It argues that the film's reductive view of slum-spaces will more probably reinforce negative attitudes towards slum-dwellers, lending credibility to the sorts of policies that have historically dispossessed them of power and dignity. By drawing attention to the film… 
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