Mission Kahmir: The relationship between Indian popular cinema and the mobilization of national desire

Mission Kashmir can manifest preoccupation with the traumatic impact of the Kashmir conflict on the national imaginary with its latent, discomfiting realization that wars are fought and won with the camera rather than the gun. Mission Kashmir can also be viewed as a self-conscious moment within a long history of the articulation of Indian desire for the Kashmir Valley through the cinematic apparatus we call “Bollywood.” Continue reading Mission Kahmir: The relationship between Indian popular cinema and the mobilization of national desire