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Title: Representations of peace and conflict in Kashmir in Indian mainstream Bollywood cinema
Author: Fokiya, Akhtar
ISNI:       0000 0004 7968 7123
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis explores the representation of peace and conflict in Kashmir through the mainstream Bollywood cinema. In the early 1960s, the breathtakingly beautiful valley of Kashmir was a preferred destination for Bollywood's love and romantic narratives filmed in beautiful locations of Kashmir. Films like Kashmir Ki Kali, Jab Jab Phool Khile, and Junglee are some of the examples that were highly acclaimed and top-rated films of those times. These narratives changed from love and romance to conflict, foreign infiltration and terrorism in the late 1980s and onwards with films such as Roja, Dil Se, LOC Kargil, Maa Tujhe Salaam, and Mission Kashmir. This research analyses the mediatized role of Indian cinema in Kashmir to understand the social, political, and artistic manifestations in each of these films. It further explores how each film characterizes the topic of peace and conflict with a particular emphasis on the way that each film narrative organization and aesthetic construction influence aspects of representation. The textual analysis of each preconflict and conflict film examines different approaches to narrative organization and the importance of integrating critical approaches that address questions of film style and interpretation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: DS Asia ; H Social Sciences (General) ; NX Arts in general