The diaspora comes home: Disciplining desire in DDLJ

  title={The diaspora comes home: Disciplining desire in DDLJ},
  author={Patricia Uberoi},
  journal={Contributions to Indian Sociology},
  pages={305 - 336}
  • P. Uberoi
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Sociology
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
A significant new development in the field of Indian family and kinship, and one which has so far barely been addressed in the sociology of India, is the internationalisation of the middle-class family. This paper analyses two popular Hindi films of the mid-1990s, Dilwale dulhania le jayenge (DDLJ) and Pardes, that thematise the problems of transnational location in respect of courtship and marriage. The two films share a conservative agenda on the family, but differ in their assessment of the… 

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