Water (Hindi Cinema) Y13

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Water (Hindi Cinema) Y13

  1. 1. Water by Deepa Mehta Textual Analysis ‘Godswill she will be reborn a man’
  2. 2. Chronology... • Water- Set in 1938 • Earth- Set in 1947 (Partition) • Fire- Contemporary India
  3. 3. The sanskrit...3 Laws of the Widow • Live life of self denial • Burn on husband’s funeral pyre • Marry youngest brother of deceased • ‘Disguised as religion, it’s just about money.’ (Narayan)
  4. 4. Clash of Cultures? • The opening quote of the film- Deepa Mehta as Canadian-Indian bringing feminist agenda to Indian political representation (widows living in an ‘ashram?’ • Discuss the knowledge claims for/against this statement • Consider context of 1938

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