Intermixing Entertainment and Geopolitics: Movies as a Medium of Soft Power in Gulf

It is a balmy summer gulf evening, and as I walked into a dhobi shop [laundry] to deposit my weekly bag of clothes, I encountered Ram Milanjee [1], a stocky man in his late forties. He was watching a Bollywood film from the eighties, on his smartphone. Mumbai-bred Milanjee, now based in Lucknow, stores his favorite … Continue reading Intermixing Entertainment and Geopolitics: Movies as a Medium of Soft Power in Gulf