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INDIA: POVERTY, AND CLICHES SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Translated from original French article with GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Why, as a film Slumdog Millionaire, which conveys a negative image of India - slums, exploitation, poverty, corruption, anti Muslim pogroms - meeting he so successful in the West?

By Fran├žois Gautier, ancien correspondent du Figaro in South Asia, editor of the Journal of India (lesbelles.lettres.com)

There are several answers:

1. When the missionaries began to evangelize India, they quickly realized that Hinduism was a religion that was not only practiced by a huge majority, but it was deeply rooted in the mentality of Indians. They therefore decided to blacken the 'defects' of the Hindu religion, by multiplying by one hundred: caste, poverty, child marriage, superstition, sort of widows, sati ... Today, these stereotypes persist and focus on the 'image we have of India
2. We, Westerners continue to suffer from a superiority complex in relation to peoples of the Third World in general and India in particular. Sit…

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