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Few would deny that the most significant weapon in India's cultural and artistic armory is its avowedly commercial cinema, now known as Bollywood. This anthology aims to portray the “soft” power of Bollywood, which makes it a unique and powerful disseminator of Indian culture and values abroad. The essays in the book examine Bollywood's popularity within and outside South Asia, focusing on its role in international relations and diplomacy.
In addition to contributions that directly engage with the notion of soft power, a number of essays in the volume testify to the attractiveness of Bollywood cinema for ethnically diverse groups across the world, probe the reasons for its appeal, and explore its audiences' identification with cinematic narratives.
Established and emerging scholars in literature, theater, film, dance, music, ...
Chapter 13: Bollywood in da Club: Social Space in Toronto's “South Asian” Community
Bollywood in da Club: Social Space in Toronto's “South Asian” Community
|Mera jhumka utha ke laaya yaar ve||(There went my lover and fetched my ear-ring for me|
|jo gira tha Barielly ke bazaar mein main to thumka laga ke sharma gayi||which dropped off in the Bareilly market|
|boli ghoom kar bata de ke main aa gayi||with a sway in my body, I turned shy|
|Mujhko nacha ke nach le||I turned around and told him to tell them that I'm here|
|aaja nachle nachle mere yaar tu nach le||Make me dance and join me in it|
|jhanak jhanak jhankaar||Common let's dance, my love to the beats of my anklets|
|ho … nachle nachle mere yaar tu nach le||Common let's dance, my love ...|