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Globalization in India by Subarno Chattarji, Tapan Basu, Suman Gupta

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Desire in the Diaspora: Gender, Memory and Nostalgia in British South Asian Cinema

Brinda Bose

In the age of globalization, memory and nostalgia play critical roles in the construction of a diasporic South Asian gendered identity in Britain. Both memory/nostalgia and gender may be said to be predicated on the construction of (diasporic) desire operating simultaneously at two levels, often connecting and merging into a complex twinned desiring in which one transforms the processes of the other. This chapter focuses on these simultaneous and twinned structures of desire, reading two kinds of desires: first, the sexual—tracing its inceptions and the possibilities of its fulfilment in the British-South Asian diasporas; second, a more ubiquitous ...

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