Mother India

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Mother India (Motion picture : 1957) - 87 pages
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Mehboob Khan S Mother India (1957), Starring Legends Like Nargis, Sunil Dutt And Rajendra Kumar, Is A Cornerstone Of Indian Cinema.

In This Entertaining And Insightful Examination Of The Classic, Gayatri Chatterjee, Winner Of The President S Gold Medal For The Best Book On Cinema, Outlines The Film S Eventful Production History, The Ambitious Vision Of Its Director, And The Brilliance Of Its Stars. She Also Analyses Why This Family Melodrama That Moves Inexorably Towards Tragedy And Renewal Is Important For An Understanding Of India'S Post-Independence Culture And Politics.

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Gayatri Chatterjee is an independent scholar working in film and cultural studies. She is the author of "Awaara "(1992), which was awarded the President's Gold Medal for the Best Book on Cinema.

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