Pasolini’s first visit to a Third World country dates to 1960–61. His impressions and experiences during this journey are told in the collection of articles L’odore dell’India, which, in my opinion, also reveals his (perhaps characteristic) tension between being up-to-date and being out of time. This essay can thus be understood as a small journey through the author’s travels in and relations with India.
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo - L’odore dell India; India; Greek myths; humanity; capitalism; cultural identity
Title
Pasolini and India
Subtitle
De- and Re-Construction of a Myth
Author(s)
Silvia Mazzini
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Pasolini’s first visit to a Third World country dates to 1960–61. His impressions and experiences during this journey are told in the collection of articles L’odore dell’India, which, in my opinion, also reveals his (perhaps characteristic) tension between being up-to-date and being out of time. This essay can thus be understood as a small journey through the author’s travels in and relations with India.
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Vienna
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Turia + Kant
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2012
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Pasolini, Pier Paolo - L’odore dell India
India
Greek myths
humanity
capitalism
cultural identity
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Pasolini and India
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The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 135–50
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Silvia Mazzini, ‘Pasolini and India: De- and Re-Construction of a Myth’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 135–50 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_08>
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Cite as: Silvia Mazzini, ‘Pasolini and India: De- and Re-Construction of a Myth’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 135–50 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_08>