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University of Toronto Scarborough
Girish Daswani

Indian Films and Nigerian Lovers Media and the Creation of Parallel Modernities by Brian Larkin - Hausa watching Indian movies in cinema - Sing the songs with tweaking a few words in order to praise to the Prophet Mohammed - Stickers everywhere - Their stars, their fashion, music and stories are everywhere - Indian films provide Hausa men and women an alternative world, where they may imagine other forms of fashion, beauty, love and romance, coloniality and post- coloniality - Dominance of western media Hollywood films cultural imperialism - Hausa watch these for what reason since they cannot understand and it is of a different culture and religion - Influence of Indian films on Hausa social life through the medium of Hausa love stories - The popularity of Indian films in Nigeria is concerned with the circulation of media within and between non-western countries, an aspect of transnational cultural flows that has been largely ignored in recent theories of globalization - Indian films offer an imagination to the Hausa people that will engage in forms of a tradition that are different from their own at the same time as conceiving of a modernity that comes without the political and ideological significance of that of the west Parallel Modernities - parallel modernities to refer to the coexistence in space and time of multiple economic, religious and cultural flows that are often subsumed within the term modernity - Linked with appadurais term alternative modernities but different because it links the emergence of alternative modernities with increased deterritorialisation of the globe and movement of people, capital and political movements across cultural and national boundaries www.notesolution.com
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