From Partition to Hegemony: Bangladesh and Bangladeshi Films in the South Asian Context

  • Harisur RahmanEmail author


Partition has changed the socioeconomic, political and cultural relations between South Asia’s nation-states. For instance, before partition, despite communal unrest and socioeconomic disparities between the Hindu and Muslim communities, the circulation and viewership of Kolkata’s and Bombay’s films in Dhaka were not seen as problematic or hegemonic. Soon after partition, India’s films in Pakistan began to be treated as foreign films and taxes were imposed on them. Following the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965, the Pakistani government imposed a ban on Indian films. With the creation of Bangladesh, the ban was re-imposed, and it continues today.


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  1. 1.Department of Political Science and SociologyNorth South UniversityDhakaBangladesh

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