JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Indian cinema and Partition

Jyotika Virdi

Jyotika Virdi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of The Cinematic Imagination: Social History Through Indian Popular Films 1947-2000 (New Brunswick: NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2003). Her essays on Indian cinema have been published in Film Quarterly, Jump Cut, Screen, and Visual Anthropology, as well as several anthologies, Contemporary Asian Cinema (London, U.K.: Berg Publishers, 2006), Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006), Global Bollywood (New York: New York University Press, 2008), and 24 Frames (Wallflower Press, 2009).