By: Bhaskar Sarkar
New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2010
Edition: First Indian Edition
Seller ID: 033894
The political truncation of 1947 led to a social cataclysm in which about a million perished and some twelve million became homeless. Combining film studies, trauma theory and South Asian cultural history, Bhaskar Sarkar follows the shifting traces of this event in Indian cinema of the next six decades. He argues that Partition remains a wound in the collective psyche of South Asia, and its screen representations foster an affective historical consciousness that supplements standard history-writing. Tracking cinema’s reluctance to deal with the Partition in the 1950s and 1960s, and the ev... View More...