Nationalism and Hindi Cinema: Narrative Strategies in Fanaa | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1756-4921
  • E-ISSN: 1756-493X


This discussion draws upon the narrative strategies of the Bombay cinema blockbuster Fanaa and examines larger questions of culture, nation and citizenship in contemporary India including: What kinds of gender, class and nationalist politics does it reinforce? What kinds of imagined communities does it give rise to? How does it regulate the borders of those communities? On what terms are Muslims offered citizenship in contemporary India? How might Bombay Cinema films function as a transnational cultural product?


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Keyword(s): Bombay Cinema; Citizenship; Muslims; Transnational cultural products
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