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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... detention and torture of a sex worker; (2) prescriptions of minoritarian disaffection and disposability advanced by three prominent Sri Lankan “liberal-left” public intellectuals in support of the state’s concluding 2009 assault on Tamils in “no-fire zones” and detention camps. Majoritarian right...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 127–141.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of two roles played in Siruthai by Karthi Sivakumar: son of a venerable Tamil film actor and younger brother to one of the most popular stars of Tamil cinema. Though Siruthai is only Karthi’s fourth release, he already has a huge base of avid fans...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... likely will not understand, programs are dubbed in regional languages. In Tamil Nadu, all the Hindi soap operas are dubbed in Tamil, as are Disney car- toons and American sitcoms like Diff’rent Strokes. For those into the surreal...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
... alliance between provincial inflections and blockbuster action cinema. This marked a turn toward an intensified provinciality, for which the southern film industries (particularly those of Tamil and Telugu) provided the imaginary baseline. 42 In the cinema of South India, unlike in Hindi cinema, the...
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Social Text (1 December 2004) 22 (4 (81)): 9–15.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., constitute a startling spectrum of differential identity and activism. First, the poorest of the poor tend to be ethnic or religious minori- ties. Thus the world’s biggest slum, Dharavi in Mumbai (Bombay), is a Tamil-speaking enclave in a sea of Marathi and Hindi speakers. Second, the informal...
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 85–101.
Published: 01 March 2004
...- esting example is that of how contemporary British law found a place for the Indian god Siva. Richard Davis recounts this story in his Lives of Indian Images.5 In 1976 a landless laborer in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu discovered a number of buried icons. One of these was a twelfth-century...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
... India . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ramaswamy, S. 1999 . Virgin mother, beloved other: The erotics of Tamil nationalism in colonial and postcolonial India. In Signposts: Gender issues in post-independence India, edited by R. Sunder Rajan. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 17 -56. Ray, S...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 55–82.
Published: 01 December 2000
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Social Text (1 March 2004) 22 (1 (78)): 123–145.
Published: 01 March 2004
....: Heinemann. Dickey, Sara. 1995 . Consuming utopia: Film watching in Tamil Naidu. In Consuming modernity: Public culture in South Asia , edited by Carol A. Breckenridge. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. 1995 . Report for 1995 . Lahore: HRCP. Hussain...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2013
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2011
... races for the Hindustani sepoys of Bengal, the Tamils and Telegus of Madras and the so-­called Mahrattas of Bombay.”15 The “Punjabi Muhammedans” and Bengalis were thus classified as distinct racial types. Clearly, the tall...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 15–36.
Published: 01 March 2005
... attracted by the idea of pardesh (para: “higher,” “universal,” “beyond,” “transcendent”; desh: “country33 a third, Bujawan, remembered being persuaded by “stories of earning more money.”34 Marda Naicker, a recruit from the Tamil Nadu (previously Madras Presidency), also mentioned the lure of better...