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Purab Aur Paschim  (1970 - Hindi)

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  • Dipen Guha

    Purab Aur Paschim rating: 0 out of 10

    By Dipen Guha(14 Jul 2009)

    The exemplary film "Purab aur Paschim" (East and West, 1970) brings the historical construction of the Victorian-Brahminic axis of womanhood into sharper focus. The film explicitly manifests the ideology mythifying the "essence" of Indian womanhood. By zeroing in on the colonial encounter, which led to the first modernist enunciation of the women's question, we can see how the film is directly connected with symbolic world of women's images in Hindi films today. Written, directed and produced by the self-proclaimed patriot and actor Manoj Kumar, "Purab aur Paschim" is ... » read more

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