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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

India: The Indian Film Industry

An Indian film poster
Film posters like this one in Bangalore are absolutely everywhere in India

At this stage it's worth mentioning yet another incredible Indian institution: the Indian film industry. Rumi's stereotypical image of western women had come mainly from American movies, which seem all the more lewd and free-lovin' because most Indian movies don't even show kissing, let alone nudity. But what Indian flicks lose in censorship, they more than make up for in sheer exuberance.