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Bollywood, Within and Without

With two endearing female protagonists who defy attributes of modern bourgeois femininity and at the same time do not fit in with notions of transformative womanhood, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a refreshing social drama. It explores social confrontation but in its anxiety to stick to popular Bollywood formula, it loses a chance to become a cult movie.

Marikana Massacre

Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer by Peter Alexander, T Lekgowa, B Mmope, L Sinwell and B Xezwi (Johannesburg: Jacana Media), 2013; pp 210; Rand 120.

Ruhr Mining Museum: An Institution of the Post-industrial Society

The advanced industrial society is a pioneer of industrial and mining museums. These museums aware us of our socio-emotional dislocation, which the people in the old industrial town experienced in the midst of shifting industrial geography, and equally educate us about the socio-environmental costs, which humankind has been confronted with. Here, the author shares his observations on the Ruhr Mining Museum (RMM), which he visited during his short sojourn at Essen in Germany in November 2013.

Showcasing a Proletarian Past

The Communist Museum in Prague attempts to present the dream, the reality and the nightmare of communism.

The World of the Lascars

Globalising Labour? Indian Seafarers and World Shipping, 1870-1945 by G Balachandran (New Delhi: OUP), 2012; pp xii + 318, Rs 795.
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