1. Deepa Mehta’s Fire and Water. Diaspora Writes Back: Nation, Gender and Cultural Brokerage. Reminder: Characters’ names. Fire Jatin, Sita, Radha, Ashok, Mandu, Bibi Water Chuyia, Bua, Madhumati, a widow in her mid-70s, is the house matriarch. Gulabi, a eunuch and pimp
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Diaspora Writes Back: Nation, Gender and Cultural Brokerage
discourses surrounding Deepa Mehta’s Fire, with specific attention to how normativities and identities are mobilized with the circulation of the film.” (Jigna Desai 65)
The reception and circulation in the United States and Canada, where most responses indicated an inability