This book examines the circulation and viewership of Bollywood films and filmi modernity in Bangladesh. The writer poses a number of fundamental questions: what it means to be a Bangladeshi in South Asia, what it means to be a Bangladeshi fan of Hindi film, and how popular film reflects power relations in South Asia. The book draws on relevant literature from anthropology, sociology, film, media, communication, and cultural studies to explore the concepts of hegemony, circulation, viewership, cultural taste, and South Asian cultural history and politics.
The Indian subcontinent forms an inverted triangle extending from the snow-bound Himalayan ranges of Asia toward the equator. Known also as South Asia, the area includes the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan; artistically, the Tibetan highlands also form part of the region. Stretching some 1, miles from north to south, and almost the same distance from west to east, the area is home to an ancient and diverse group of cultures.
Journal of Immigrant Health. One of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States is from the Indian subcontinent of South Asia. Although there is considerable heterogeneity within and between the populations of these countries, cultural similarities contribute to common challenges when South Asian immigrants are seen in primary care settings in the United States.
The boxes mark the seasonal start of a fierce, but typically respectful competition in a community where passions for mangos run deep. Grocers field calls from regular customers testing the coin of their relationships, and hear from family and friends trying to reserve boxes. Favors are collected, promises made and broken. Indian mangos — and no other kind will serve — must be flown in at great cost and shopkeepers stock them in limited numbers for just two months during the summer.
The Case o She argues that, at such an early stage of settlement, economic activity seems more prevalent in defining these internal group boundaries than religion, national origin or language. Yet the shifts in the demographic patterns in most parts of the world today are clearly more than ever before.
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The culture of Asia encompasses the collective and diverse customs and traditions of art, architecture, music, literature, lifestyle, philosophy, politics and religion that have been practiced and maintained by the numerous ethnic groups of the continent of Asia since prehistory. Identification of a specific culture of Asia or universal elements among the colossal diversity that has emanated from multiple cultural spheres and three of the four ancient River valley civilizations is complicated. However, the continent is commonly divided into six geographic sub-regions, that are characterized by perceivable commonalities, like religion, language and relative ethnic homogeneity.
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Read more here. We are dedicated to education and research concerning regions spreading across the Silk Road and all around the Indian Ocean, which we think about in global contexts, from ancient times to the present. Our perspective on cultures, histories, economies, and polities in South Asia opens into their wider world rather than enclosing them within conventional boundaries of area studies".
The Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches series aims to advance transnational intellectual dialogue over diverse issues that are shared in various Asian countries and cities. While the examination of cultural issues in a particular socio-historical context is crucial, trans-Asia perspectives will further enrich such investigations by giving a fresh insight from other Asian experiences and through the consideration of transnational connections. It will also cultivate the sense of shared-ness among researchers working on the similar issues in different places and foster transnational collaboration to tackle the shared issues beyond the confinement of the nation-state.