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Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London

When India gets a slice of the American dream
Cinema
When India gets a slice of the American dream

The New York Syndrome

23 August 2019
Feature
The Sporting Spirit

Why sport heroes make ideal subjects for film biopic

27 July 2019
The Rachel Papers
A South Asian Summer in London

Khushwant Singh and other festival delights and diversions

14 June 2019
Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike
The Rachel Papers
The National Spirit

Films in this election season capture the patriotic pulse

25 April 2019
The mustard fields in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) signify the onset of spring
The Rachel Papers
April Is Not the Cruellest Month

Spring is also a season of love and romance amid the blooming flowers

28 March 2019
A scene from Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge
The Rachel Papers
Where the Guest is God

The Indian service industry

21 February 2019
Salman Khan in Dabangg
The Rachel Papers
My Indian Hall of Fame

No matter how long the list, there’s always a film I miss

01 November 2018
Zeenat Aman in Hare Rama Hare Krishna
The Rachel Papers
The Twain Shall Meet, But...

When Indian films celebrate the West for all the wrong reasons

04 October 2018
Nargis struggles to save her village from a flood in Mother India
The Rachel Papers
Flood, Mud and Blood

Water as a giver and destroyer of life is a widespread cultural norm

30 August 2018
Richard Attenborough as the Scottish General Outram in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)
The Rachel Papers
Scotch Whimsy

Of bagpipes and Indian popular culture

02 August 2018

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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