“Citizenship in the Transnational Space: Mira Nair’s Namesake (2006) and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane (2007)

This article, “Citizenship in the Transnational Space: Mira Nair’s Namesake (2006) and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane (2007)”, was published in Wesleyan Journal of Research, which is published by Bankura Christian College (Burdwan University), West Bengal, India:

“My choice of these two films is strategic as both films have women as their central character; both of them represent migration from the Indian subcontinent – however, Namesake captures Ashima and Ashoke Ganguly’s migration to New York, whereas Brick Lane depicts Mr. Ahmed and Nazneen’s transnational migration to London, England; both the films represent ethnic Bengali experiences of migration even though the commonality of ethnic Bengali culture has been ruptured by the Partition of India (1947) – the Gangulys are from Calcutta, once the imperial capital of British India, whereas the Ahmeds are from Dhaka, Bangladesh.”

You can the read the rest of the article: Citizenship in the Transnational Space.

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