Changing Mediascapes in South Asia
Nehal Ahmed
FILM, MEDIA, AND REPRESENTATION IN POSTCOLONIAL SOUTH ASIA: BEYOND PARTITION by Nukhbah Taj Langah and Roshni Sengupta Routledge India, 2022, 242 pp., 995.00
January 2023, volume 47, No 1

Partition is one of the major historical junctures in the history of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. When it comes to talking about the horrors of Partition, it is mainly categorized in cinema and literature. The edited volume by Nukhbah Taj Langah and Roshni Sengupta is an interesting addition to the discourse.

The book does not limit itself to the horror of Partition; it goes beyond and covers its continued trauma. It tries to record the traditional as well as modern ways of recording Partition and the scarred society. It includes cinema, theatre, photography, sculpture, television and social media. ‘The readers will notice overall this volume includes chapters engaging with hitherto disregarded cultural links manifested in the form of South Asian mediascape through studies based on cinema, music, drama, and photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh’ (p. 2).

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