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Representation of gender, marriage, Punjabi diaspora and the homeland in Punjabi cinema Kaur, Reetinder


This thesis examines the construction of gender, marriage, homeland, and diaspora in three transnational Punjabi films set in Indian Punjab, Canada and the United Kingdom. Three major themes emerge from the films under study: construction of masculinities and femininities; imagined and embodied homeland; and desires to ‘return’ to the homeland within diasporic communities. The discussion relevant to the broader themes of migration, marriage, homeland, and the diaspora are presented under each of these themes.

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