The Scandal of Self-ContradictionPasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, TraditionsVienna: Turia + Kant, 2012
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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/10.25620/ci-06_08>

Pasolini and IndiaDe- and Re-Construction of a MythSilvia MazziniORCID

Abstract

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

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