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Rini Cobbey

Stephen Alter, FANTASIES OF A BOLLYWOOD LOVE THIEF: INSIDE THE WORLD OF INDIAN MOVIEMAKING, New York: Harcourt, 2007, x + 260 pp., $15.00 (paperback).

Ranjani Mazumdar, BOMBAY CINEMA: AN ARCHIVE OF THE CITY, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007, xxxvii + 257 pp., $67.50 (hardback).

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Inventing "women's history"

Female valor, martial queens, and right-wing story-tellers in the Bombay slums

Atreyee Sen

This article focuses on oral traditions created by slum women affiliated with the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena movement in Bombay, and explores the ways in which these invented traditions allowed marginalized women to enter a martial, masculinist "Hindu" history. It shows how poor, rough women used the limited resources available in the slums, especially in the context of rising communal hostilities, to gain a "respectable past." Furthermore, the article analyzes how everyday practices and performances of women's strategic "history-telling" worked to politically mobilize poor women cadres and impacted gender dynamics in contested urban spaces. The invention of traditions of female martiality reflects the potential of right-wing political women to assert a controversial position within the dominantly patriarchal structures of the slums in particular, and the extremist movement in general. The article discusses the mytho-histories told by women to negotiate their present gendered social environment; paradoxically, the martial content of these historical stories also allowed women to nurture a perpetual threat of communal discord and renegotiate their position with male cadres within a violent movement.

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Frederick Luis Aldama

The study of emotional body language is beginning to show results that contribute to our understanding of the affective and aesthetic impact of films on their audiences. This article presents an analysis of Mira Nair’s film Salaam Bombay! by turning to neurobiological findings on the emotions.

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

– though unevenly. Binding crises of the past (like the 1842 Great Fire of Hamburg, the 1858 Great Stink in London and the 1896 Bombay plague) have led to ubiquitous reforms in sanitation and waste management practices, most notably landmark innovations in

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Jeanette Atkinson, Tracy Buck, Simon Jean, Alan Wallach, Peter Davis, Ewa Klekot, Philipp Schorch, Wing Yan Vivian Ting, Caroline Turner, Glen St John Barclay, Jennifer Wagelie, and Graeme Were

Steampunk (Bradford Industrial Museum, UK)

Framing India: Paris-Delhi-Bombay . . . (Centre Pompidou, Paris)

E Tū Ake: Māori Standing Strong/Māori: leurs trésors ont une âme (Te Papa, Wellington, and Musée du quai Branly, Paris)

The New American Art Galleries, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Scott's Last Expedition (Natural History Museum, London)

Left-Wing Art, Right-Wing Art, Pure Art: New National Art (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw)

Focus on Strangers: Photo Albums of World War II (Stadtmuseum, Jena)

A Museum That Is Not: A Fanatical Narrative of What a Museum Can Be (Guandong Times Museum, Guandong)

21st Century: Art in the First Decade (QAGOMA, Brisbane)

James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn)

Land, Sea and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait Islands (QAGOMA, Brisbane) and Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait (Queensland Museum, Brisbane)

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Eloise Grey

In 1808, Theodore Forbes, aged 20 and a younger son of John Forbes of Upper Boyndlie, left his home at Haddo of Forgue, Aberdeenshire, to work for the East India Company in Bombay. 1 In his wake, he left an illegitimate Scottish son, Frederick

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Wake in Guangzhou

The History of the Earth

Maria Thereza Alves

pharmacy just a few streets from the earth site. Sun traveled throughout China, Asia, and Europe to raise funds for the Chinese revolution and met many people like Silas Aaron Hardcon, who was from Iran but grew up in Bombay and moved to China. The artist

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A Purging Presence

The Dog in Zoroastrian Tradition

Mahnaz Moazami

. Anklesaria (vol. 1) and M. K. JamaspAsa (vol. 2) ( Bombay : M. F. Cama Athornan Institute ). Boyce , M. ( 1977 ), A Persian Stronghold of Zoroastrianis ( Oxford : Clarendon Press ). Dhabhar , E. B. N. ( 1912 ), Nâmakîhâ î Mânûshchîhar: The

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The sanctioning state

Official permissiveness and prohibition in India

Ajay Gandhi

-à-vis unauthorized and deportable migrants in Mumbai. The sanctioning state—permission and prohibition Mumbai’s northern suburbs, far from the “island city” that comprised Bombay’s original core, are home to many different kinds of migrants. In suburbs such as

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Ka-Kin Cheuk

, many Parsee private merchants from Bombay took part in the opium trade before the First Anglo-Chinese Opium War (1839–1842) ( Lam 2004: 215–217 ; Guo 2005 ). Mostly working for the British and other overseas buyers, Parsee private merchants also lent