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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

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2009

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Diasporic Art: Writing/Visualising Back And Writing/Visualising Into Being, Sukhmani Khorana Jan 2009

Diasporic Art: Writing/Visualising Back And Writing/Visualising Into Being, Sukhmani Khorana

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The recent critical and popular acclaim won by films like Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and Deepa Mehta's Water is putting the creative works of diasporic artists in general, and South Asian diasporic artists in particular on the world map. This interest in creativity that is inspired by the homeland, but not necessarily produced in the culture of origin is of pressing significance in an era torn between globalisation and regionalism. Does the diasporic hyphen, through its cultural processes and products, bridge the gap between cosmopolitan and vernacular identities? This paper, which is an introduction to a larger project ...