The South Asian invasion of the Oscars

Academy Awards statue. Photo credit: Loren Javier, Flickr Creative CommonsLife of Pi was a big winner at last night’s Oscars, as the film was awarded in four categories including Best Director.

Shilpa Davé, author of the forthcoming University of Illinois Press book Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film, writes about the “South Asian Invasion” of this year’s Academy Awards.

In an article for the South Asian American Digital Archive blog, Davé writes that Life of Pi wasn’t the only film recognized by the Academy in which Indian accents were thriving.

(Photo: Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons)

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