Afterword: A Note on Mythic Figuration in Classical Hindi Film

Meheli Sen, Anustup Basu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Allow me to begin this afterword by invoking two theoretical postulates. They come from different but contiguous universes of culture and representation. However, in being within an overall discursive diagram of secular modernity, perhaps they do have ties of kinship with each other. My objective here is to eventually say a few things about mythic figuration in Hindi popular cinema and its deep but tormented affiliations with an agonistic, Hindu-normative nationalism. I will largely restrict my explorations to the classic, post-independence “All-India Film.”
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFigurations in Indian Film
EditorsMeheli Sen, Anustup Basu
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
StatePublished - 2013


  • Indian cinema
  • molar form
  • urban crime
  • popular cinema
  • male protagonist


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