Gender, Nation, and Globalization in Monsoon Wedding and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

  title={Gender, Nation, and Globalization in Monsoon Wedding and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge},
  author={Jenny Sharpe},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  pages={58 - 81}
  • J. Sharpe
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • History
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
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