Screening the White Women's Dilemma in Colonial India New Historicist Study of A Passage to India (1985), and Heat and Dust (1982)
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The events of the past can be accessed through different kinds of mediums such as written historic texts, the government records, the other sources like socio-cultural traditions, the oral sagas etc. But a new trend has become prominent from past few years that is representing history through films. So the events form history of any nation can be screened through the medium of films. In case of India, the films based on colonial era, represent the various kinds of colonial-colonised relations, socio-cultural interactions on both sides. The present study centers on the role of race and gender in relation to colonial politics. The present paper studies the phenomenon of screening the dilemma of white women during the colonial era in the history of India. The study examines the selected films from New Historicist perspective.
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