By Bhaskar Sarkar
Sarkar tracks the preliminary reticence to interact with the trauma of 1947 and the next emergence of a robust Partition discourse, revealing either the silence and the eventual “return of the repressed” as strands of 1 complicated technique. Connecting the relative silence of the early a long time after Partition to a venture of postcolonial nation-building and to trauma’s disjunctive temporal constitution, Sarkar develops an allegorical interpreting of the silence as a kind of mourning. He relates the proliferation of specific Partition narratives in motion pictures made because the mid-1980s to disillusionment with post-independence achievements, and he discusses how present cinematic memorializations of 1947 are stimulated by means of monetary liberalization and the increase of a Hindu-chauvinist nationalism. Traversing Hindi and Bengali advertisement cinema, paintings cinema, and tv, Sarkar presents a background of Indian cinema that interrogates the nationwide (a vital type organizing cinema reports) and participates in a much broader strategy of mourning the modernist grants of the state form.
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Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition (e-Duke books scholarly collection.) by Bhaskar Sarkar