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Representations of peace and conflict in Kashmir in Indian mainstream Bollywood cinema

Fokiya, Akhtar 2019. Representations of peace and conflict in Kashmir in Indian mainstream Bollywood cinema. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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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.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 August 2019
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 15:51

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