Citations For Current Work On India Essay

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Poverty, homelessness and corruption are familiar prejudices and partially problems in Indian society, especially Bombay, as shown in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire. Films regarding India's current condition made by directors from Western cultures have a deep impact on the worldwide reputation of the entire country and produce a wrong image on Indian society. Banaji, Shakuntala. “Seduced 'Outsiders' versus sceptical 'Insiders'?: Slumdog Millionaire through its Re/Viewers.” Participations, Journal of Audience & Reception Studies Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2010).Web. 18 November 2011.Banaji states that opinions on David Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire vary by country and origin. Emphasis was put on a comparison between opinions by people from India and Western culture countries. The essay is helpful for me because it expresses the difference on how people see India as a society/country with the advantage of having views by witnesses of the conditions shown in the film. Ahmed, Akbar S. “Bombay Films: The Cinema as Metaphor for Indian Society and Politics.” Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2 (1992): 289-320. Web. 18 November 2011. Ahmed proves that cinema in India and especially Bombay as known as the “Capital of Indian Films” is important for the comprehension of Indian society. He concludes that cinema in India reflects social themes and has importance in all social classes and fields of work. Since I portray the mistakes of representing India in a movie it is important to compare Slumdog Millionaire to movies that Indians would consider as appropriate. This comparison is based on the illustration of conditions and themes of Indian society. Jaikumar, Priya. “Slumdog Celebrieties.” The Velvet Light Trap 65 (2010): 22-24. Project Muse. Web. 18 November 2011. Jaikumar points out David Boyle's Way of showing India and how he fails to educate Western audience on

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