The Indian Family in Transition

The Indian Family in Transition

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This book critiques literary and cultural representations of the Indian family to explore the manner in which the family and its structure are in transition. The papers explore (and expose) how the Indian family, whether in India or in diaspora, needs to be redefined in the current context-in this age of rapid industrialization, globalization (both cultural and economic), and the emergence of new technologies. The family is viewed from a variety of perspectives, as represented in film, theatre, and literature-both English and vernacular. Including reflective pieces by several well-known scholars, this volume offers a holistic understanding of local and global shifts and fissures that shape the family today.Through this chapter, I will attempt to find an answer to these questions, although treading carefully because the road down the history of the Indian family as it appears on ... Being just a€œone-filma€ old and not really raised on a diet of films, I do not consider myself an authority on Hindi Cinema. ... Hum Saath Saath Hain ( 1999) is a twenty-first century take on the Ramayan, centered on sacrifice and filial duty.

Title:The Indian Family in Transition
Author:Sanjukta Dasgupta, Malashri Lal
Publisher:SAGE Publications India - 2007-11-13


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