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"Quit India"

The Image of the Indian Patriot on Commercial British Film and Television, 1956-1985

Author(s): Dror Izhar

Book Description

This book looks at the changing image of the Indian Patriot’s war for India’s Independence and its reflection, which were shown during the Cold War period on the screens of commercial British films and TV.

By using a variety of primary and secondary sources, as demonstrated by utilizing Gramsci’s theory of Common Sense/Folklore, the author traces the evolution of the Indian Patriot from a ‘villain’ to a ‘saint,’ and the British Colonials from ‘kind’ to ‘mediocre’ and even ‘evil’ personalities.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7740-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7740-9
Date of Publication: 01/07/2015
Pages / Size: 408 / A5
Price: £34.99


Dr Dror Izhar was born in 1954, and educated in Israel. He received his PhD in History from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, and currently works as Assistant Librarian, Archivist and Academic Counselor at the Tel-Aviv Cinemateque (The Mark Rich Israeli Film Center). This book is his first, and combines his two passionate loves – history and film.