Rasa Theory and Dharma Theory: From The Home and the World to Bandit Queen

  title={Rasa Theory and Dharma Theory: From The Home and the World to Bandit Queen},
  author={Patrick Colm Hogan},
  journal={Quarterly Review of Film and Video},
  pages={37 - 52}
  • P. Hogan
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Art
  • Quarterly Review of Film and Video
The topic of this essay is a large one-the value of pre-colonial, South Asian aesthetic and ethical theory in the study of South Asian cinema. It is a topic large enough, I hope, to do some justice to Indian culture in Indian cinema, large enough to expand the theoretical discussion of South Asian film beyond the fairly narrow and almost entirely European confines in which it has been located (at least insofar as this is possible within the compass of a single article). India has long… 

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