Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Transcending the boundaries of religion and politics

The human history of twentieth century is heavily marred and stained by divisions, violence and sufferings that had often something to do with either religion or politics. A century that witnessed two unprecedented World Wars and remained at the brink of a third one for many decades in a row, .... a century that witnessed some of the worst genocides in the history of mankind, putting humanity to shame ..... in such a century, Bollywood music is one of the few bright spots that emerged unscathed by these horrors.

Bollywood was emerging into a mainstream of popular entertainment of the masses when Indian was partitioned. With millions affected, displaced, looted or killed across both sides of the new border, the Bollywood remained reasonably unaffected  .....  a feet for which it has never been given adequate credit.