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Deeper water

A tale of river-borne erosion in Assam.

| Sep 24, 2013

The Languages of Lollywood

How linguistic politics impoverishes the diversity of Pakistani cinema.

| Sep 20, 2013

The Importance of Being Idyll

Despite a nascent democratic culture, Bhutanese filmmakers face multiple challenges in their attempts to capture ‘life at the crossroads’

| Sep 16, 2013

Remembrance of things future

The third wave of Bhojpuri cinema reveals much about India’s shifting class dynamics.

| Sep 15, 2013

Deadly Love

Obsessive male pursuit of women is commonplace in Indian cinema, reflecting deep-seated and worrying social norms.

| Sep 15, 2013

In Defense of the Song Sequence

The song and dance sequence in Bollywood cinema is often dismissed as a frivolous filler, but there is substance to it

| Sep 15, 2013

Patriotism and Pakistani Cinema

Pakistani cinema has declined in output in recent decades, but does banning Indian movies help its revival?

| Sep 15, 2013

Pictures in Paradise

Entertainment in the Maldives

| Sep 15, 2013

Seductions of the Neoliberal Nation

Bollywood films present unexpected interpretations of the 2002 Gujarat violence

| Sep 15, 2013

Encounters with Bollywood in Kabul

How Southasia’s dominant film industry is embraced but also appropriated by Kabulis

| Sep 15, 2013

Between Qaum and the nation

Faisal Devji traces the development of Muslim nationalism and makes provocative claims about the movement for Pakistan.

| Sep 15, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Assamese Film

Assamese film swings between adherence to Bollywood tropes, and a rejection of Hindi cinema’s dominance.

| Sep 15, 2013

On Faith and Filth

Cheryl Colopy’s book explores water policy and management in Southasia but lacks critical depth in its assessment.

| Sep 11, 2013

Kathmandu and the Reality of Bollywood

The popularity of Hindi films in Kathmandu is such that, while awaiting the rise of ‘national cinema’, there is a need to adjust philosophically to the presence of Bollywood

| Sep 01, 2013

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