Migrant, Diaspora, NRI


in Travels of Bollywood Cinema

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075981
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081523 | DOI:
Migrant, Diaspora, NRI

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This chapter examines the implications of the rise of Bhojpuri cultural production for our understanding of globalization and urbanisms, of transnational and translocal flows, processes, and practices that link cultural formations and population migrations. It proposes that the spread of Bhojpuri cinema can be better understood not in terms of the emergence of a Bhojpuri community or even a Bhojpuri audience, but in terms of the individual and quite discrete forms of significance that Bhojpuri cinema and cultural products have for groups living in different transnational spaces. Analysing relationships between different strands of the diaspora and migrants within and outside India, the chapter generates an understanding of diverse forms of ‘local in the global’ as a significant outcome of transnational urbanism.

Keywords: Bhojpuri cinema; north India; north Indian migrants; diaspora; Mumbai; transnational urbanism; sociality; globality

Chapter.  5979 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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