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Beyond the Horse and Carriage: Understanding Arranged Marriage

The arranged marriage is in fact far from a single, monolithic institution, but rather a range of ideas and practices that can mean many things to many different people.

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Sexuality on the Subcontinental Screen

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You Are What You Wear?

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Whose World Cinema?

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Wickets and Missiles

The cultural flexibility for which South Asian cricket stands... is what will ultimately turn away the dark forces of the war-mongering, chauvinist nationalists.

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Beauty Queens and Fairness Creams

Their true significance in the context of modern Indian society lies in the fact that behind their chiseled, smiling faces lies a wave of an almost terrifyingly aggressive commercialism.

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Fantastic Trash, Modular Man, and the Postcolonial City

While the city of Chandigarh -- modular man -- marched visibly, unabashedly into scientific modernity, Nek Chand -- the trash man -- began secretly transforming his odd collection of junk into art.

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On Film Stars, Politicians, and Gods

Sometimes, when reality gets too unreal, you have to let unreality become real.

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1-800-Call-Center: India as the World's Receptionist

Many Indians are now merely perceived as better equipped to serve Western companies.

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Crossing Borders, Writing Back: The Work of Arundhati Roy and Mahasweta Devi

Novelists across generations and national borders have had feet planted simultaneously in the worlds of fiction and non-fiction, creative writing and journalism.

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From the Harvest Festival to HOVA -- Bhangra Meets Hip-Hop

Bhangra enters the American popular consciousness . . . and a new hip-hop anthem is born.

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