Bombay Films: The Cinema as Metaphor for Indian Society and Politics

@article{Ahmed1992BombayFT,
  title={Bombay Films: The Cinema as Metaphor for Indian Society and Politics},
  author={A. Ahmed},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1992},
  volume={26},
  pages={289-320}
}
  • A. Ahmed
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • It is difficult to distinguish between art and life in South Asian society; they no longer imitate each other but appear to have merged. Political philosophies, social values, group behaviour, speech and dress in society are reflected in the cinema and, like a true mirror, reflect back in society. Furthermore, film stars cross over from their fantasy world into politics to emerge as powerful figures guiding the destiny of millions. It is thus possible to view the cinema as a legitimate metaphor… CONTINUE READING
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