Text, genre, society: Hindi youth films and postcolonial desire

@article{Anjaria2008TextGS,
  title={Text, genre, society: Hindi youth films and postcolonial desire},
  author={Ulka Anjaria and J. Anjaria},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={125 - 140}
}
This paper proposes a renewed, interdisciplinary approach to the study of popular Hindi film, which uses the notion of genre to understand the relationship between individual films and social questions in contemporary India at large. We argue that ‘text’, ‘genre’, and ‘society’ are three crucial nodes that allow us to access the many levels at which individual films and groups of texts make meaning. The first half of the paper outlines three reading strategies, which we feel are crucial to… Expand
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