Narendra Modi Comes to Bollywood Britain

Posted: February 2nd, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India arrived Thursday in the U.K. where, after his official visits, he will address tens of thousands of Britons of Indian origin at Wembley Stadium and elsewhere.

Some of these will have been born in India and East Africa, but many will be from families who have lived in Britain for generations. The changing views of the British Indian diaspora, and how Indians see and imagine their new global significance, have long been depicted in Hindi films — which are arguably India’s major form of public culture, now celebrated by the name Bollywood.

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