ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Changing Ideas of Nation and Nationalism in Hindi Cinema

Construing the Indian Middle Class Ideology

In this age of globalisation, many Hindi films are centred around the diaspora, non-resident Indians, and North Indians from the upper class and upper castes.The adoption of a market economy and the rise of majoritarian religious politics in India have had an impact on film scripts. Most Hindi film stories revolve around affluent Indians and endorse the social, religious, and cultural values of the Hindu middle class. By doing so, such films are also trying to construct a new form of nation and nationalism that is not fully inclusive.

 



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