Letting the Other in, Queering the Nation

Bollywood and the Mimicking Body

Ronie Parciack Tel Aviv University

Bombay’s film industry, Bollywood, is an arena that intensively transmits cultural products from one nationality to another; it is a mimicking arena that incessantly appropriates narratives of Western Culture, particularly from Hollywood. Hence its nick-name that contains the transcultural move back and forth between  and Bombay/Mumbai, all the while retaining the ambivalent space positioned betwixt and between, and the unsteady cultural boundaries derived from the postcolonial situation. 

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