Making Miss India Miss World: Constructing Gender, Power, and the Nation in Postliberalization India

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Syracuse University Press, 2008 - Social Science - 245 pages
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Miss India competition has become a prominent feature of Indian popular culture, influencing, over time, the conventional standard for female beauty. Through the lens of the 2003 beauty pageant, the author examines what feminine beauty has come to mean in a country transformed by political, economic, and cultural developments.

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there is really exist gap between the rich and the poor. i don't know why Indian people love fair skin. (alreay i know there was under the colonization) in this globalization, India is really changing. Read full review

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Lymaraina DSouza
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A media extravaganza
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Beauty as Cultural Performance i
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Copyright

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Susan Dewey is Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and adjunct in International Studies at the University of Wyoming. Her books include Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town.

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