A look at the theme of a mixed Diaspora and identities of different characters the movie Mississippi Masala movie by Mira Nair

Migrant communities question identity- should they assimilate into the host culture or retain their own cultural practices? They mostly arrive at a compromise, a balance where they adopt a public face that blends with the majority culture while preserving distinctive religious and cultural traditions at home. Mississippi Masala, by Mira Nair, is a movie that … Read more

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Minor: A look at the mixed elements

The third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 is an excellent example of sonata-rondo form. It conforms to the expectations of a hybrid of this kind, utilizing elements of both the sonata and seven-part rondo (ABACABA) forms. It completes four full rotations as described in Hepokoski and Darcy’s model, including a … Read more