Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay CinemaDe (autor) Ruth Vanita
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Alters our view of modern Indian notions of women and gender by acknowledging courtesans as central, rather than marginal, to Bombay cinema
Ruth Vanita taught at Delhi University, India, for many years, and is now Professor at the University of Montana, USA. Co-founder of India's first nationwide feminist magazine Manushi, Vanita is the author of many books and articles on gender, sexuality and culture in Indian and British literature, and has translated several works of poetry and fiction from Hindi/Urdu to English.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Family2. Eros3. Work4. Male Allies5. Nation6. ReligionAlphabetical list of filmsChronological list of filmsBibliographyGlossary
This is a spectacular reassessment of India's cinematic courtesans; it provocatively challenges reigning stereotypes concerning gendered and ideological collectives. If offers new insights into the interface between canonical texts and performance, between art and labor.