Beyond Bollywood is the first comprehensive look at the emergence, development, and significance of contemporary South Asian diasporic cinema. From a feminist and queer perspective, Jigna Desai explores the hybrid cinema of the Brown Atlantic through a close look at films in English from and about South Asian diasporas in the United States, Canada, and Britain, including such popular films as My Beautiful Laundrette, Fire, MonsoonWedding, and Bend it Like Beckham.
About the Author:
Jigna Desai is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota. She lives in Minneapolis.