Traveling bodies: Gender, nationalism and diasporic identity formation in Gurinder Chadha’S Bhaji on the beach

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Abstract

Gurinder Chadha’s film, Bhaji on the Beach , explores the issues of home, identity, hybridity, and belonging with respect to Indian women in Britain. The film revolves around a group of Indian women ranging from the age of 16 to 60, all members of the Saheli (girlfriend) Women’s Centre who go on a day-trip to Blackpool, a popular beach resort for working class Britons. This ensemble of characters represents a range of marginalizations experienced by the ethnic women in Britain today. Copyright © 2009 Asian Cinema Studies Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-38
JournalAsian Cinema
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

Citation

Banerjee, B. (2009). Traveling bodies: Gender, nationalism and diasporic identity formation in Gurinder Chadha’S Bhaji on the beach. Asian Cinema, 20(2), 18-38. doi: 10.1386/ac.20.2.18_1

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