Still Waters: Memory in Pakistani Cinema

Sep 2014

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For further reading:

Bharat, Meenakshi, and Nirmal Kumar, eds. 2012. Filming the Line of Control: The Indo–Pak Relationship through the Cinematic Lens. Routledge.

Canepari, Zackary. No date. “The Last Days of Pakistani Cinema.” Time Photos. Retrieved from,29307,1903877,00.html

Dadi, Iftikar. 2010. “Registering Crisis: Ethnicity in Pakistani Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s.” Beyond Crisis: Re-E˚valuating Pakistan. New Delhi: Routledge.

Egan, Eric. 2002. “Pakistani Cinema: Between the Domestic and the Regional.” Asian Cinema. 13(1): 27-38.

Haroon, Hameed. 2013. “Another take for Pakistani cinema. Hameed Haroon recalls the golden days of Pakistani cinema and filmmaking – from the first Pakistani film, to censorship and the present day scenario.” Dawn, August 02.

Jaikumar, Priya. 2007. “Translating silences: a cinematic encounter with incommensurable difference.” In: Imre, A., Marciniak, K. and O’Healy, A. eds. Transnational Feminism in Film and Media. New York: Palgrave, 207–225.

Jain, Pankaj. 2011. “From Padosi to My Name is Khan: The Portrayal of Hindu–Muslim Relations in South Asian Films.” Visual Anthropology 24.4: 345-363.

Kabir, Ananya Jahanara. 2014. “Affect, Body, Place: Trauma theory in the world.” The Future of Trauma Theory: Contemporary Literature and Cultural Criticism. Buelens, Gert, Durrant, Sam, Eaglestone, Robert, eds. NY: Routledge

Kabir, Ananya Jahanara. “Hieroglyphics and Broken Links:  Remediated Script and Partition Effects in Pakistan.” Cultural and Social History 6(4): 485-506

Kabir, Ananya Jahanara. 2004. “Musical Recall: Postmemory and the Punjabi Diaspora.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 24: 172–89. Print.

Munjal, Savi. “‘Broken Memories, Incomplete Dreams’: Notes Towards an ‘Authentic’ Partition Cinema.” Bharat and Kumar 86–95. Print.

Nacqvi, Ahmer. 2013. “A Return to Cinema.” Dawn, August.

Saeed, Humaira. 2009. “Ramchand Pakistani, Khamosh Pani and the traumatic evocation of Partition.” Social Semiotics. 19(4): 483-498

Shams, Shamil. 2012. “Young Pakistani Filmmakers attempt to revive cinema.” DW, March 09.

Sundar, Pavitra. 2010. “Silence and the uncanny: Partition in the soundtrack of Khamosh Pani.” South Asian Popular Culture 8(3): 277-290

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4 Responses to Still Waters: Memory in Pakistani Cinema

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  2. Going to the Movies | Tanqeed on Oct 2014 at 1:22 PM

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  3. Azhar Nadeem on Dec 2014 at 12:43 PM

    I had a chance to visit Bhimrah and see the boy RamChand. Then I watched the Movie…Mind blowing indeed

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