Showcasing India Unshining: Film Tourism in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire

  title={Showcasing India Unshining: Film Tourism in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire},
  author={Ana Cristina Mendes},
  journal={Third Text},
  pages={471 - 479}
Abstract Cinematic representations of Indian poverty have been by and large open to allegations of aestheticising and showcasing squalor for artistic and/or commercial purposes. The purpose of this article is not to reiterate these in relation to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, but to attempt a critical analysis of the film that reaches beyond the supposedly romanticised images of photogenic and picturesque poverty themselves to scrutinise the modes of circulation of these representations in… 
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