Modernity and tradition at a cultural crossroads

Document author(s):
Stephen Holden
Document source:
New York Times
Publication date:
2007 Mar 09
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Document contains:
bibliography, box info, distribution co, and production co
Related films:
  • The namesake — Nair, Mira — United States; India — 2006
Film country(ies):
India and United States
Film language(s):
Bengali, English, French, and Hindi
Film production company:
Cine Mosaic, Entertainment Farm, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mirabai Films, and UTV Motion Pictures (India)
Film genre(s):
Adaptation, Drama, Family, and Feature
Film subject(s):
  • East Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
  • East Indians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
  • Family life -- Drama
  • Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa. Namesake -- Film and video adaptations
  • Man-woman relationships -- Drama

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