Pachai, Manjal, Karuppu Thamizhan/ Green, Yellow, Black Tamil : a study of the effects of colorism in postcolonial India, as represented by Tamil cinema
Arivazhagan, Aiswarya Devi
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This essay will begin by exploring the trauma of a postcolonial Tamilnadu and how it affects its treatment of fair skinned women in Tamil cinema. The essay will then progress to argue that the casting of fair-skinned heroines in mainstream Tamil cinema enables postcolonial India to re-examine its relationship with its former colonial masters.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University