Title

Mirror politics : 'Fire', Hindutva and Indian culture

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Economic and Political Weekly

Publication Date

3-6-1999

Volume

34

Issue

10/11

First Page

581

Last Page

584

Publisher

Economic and Political Weekly

Abstract

With the immediate danger of a possible ban now behind us, it may be useful to look at 'Fire' more carefully and raise certain questions in the context of the recent controversy and acclaim. Shouldn't we go beyond identifying good and bad images of women to investigate the critique of patriarchy that a film like 'Fire' provides, and the characterisation of the feminist self that it makes available?

Print ISSN

00129976

E-ISSN

23498846

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1999 Economic and Political Weekly

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Additional Information

This article also published in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 1(2) (2000), 374-379.

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Recommended Citation

John, M. E., & Niranjana, T. (1999). Mirror politics: 'Fire', Hindutva and Indian culture. Economic and Political Weekly, 34(10/11), 581-584.