The Hindu right and the politics of censorship: Three case studies of policing Hindi cinema, 1992-2002

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Nandana Bose, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: In this article the author examines political censorship of three Hindi films made in the 1990s: "Khalnayak," "Bombay" and "War and Peace." She contends that the films, released in an era of significant political activity by right wing Hindu political parties in India, were subject to state censorship in order to placate those organizations and their nationalistic message.

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Bose, N. (2009). The Hindu Right and the Politics of Censorship: Three Case Studies of Policing Hindi Cinema, 1992-2002. Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal Of Film & Television, (63), 22-33. "This is a pre-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal Of Film & Television following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available through the University of Texas Press."
Language: English
Date: 2009
Hindi cinema, Motion pictures--Censorship, Hindutva, Nationalism, Hindus, India--Politics & government--1977-, Political activity, Khalnayak [The Villain (1993)], Bombay (1995), War and Peace (2002)
Indian women in motion pictures
Indians in motion pictures
Indian motion pictures
Motion pictures
India--Politics and government--1977-

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