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Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

By: Monika Mehta

Price: $18.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Permanent Black: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037029

ISBN: 8178243458

Condition: New


India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay cinema. She studies how film censorship on various levels makes the female body and female sexuality pivotal in constructing national identity, not just through the films themselves but also through the heated debates that occur in newspapers and other periodicals. The standard claim is that the state dictates censorship and various prohibitions, but Mehta explores how relationships ... View more info