When thinking of a typical Bollywood love film, an image of people singing and dancing comes to mind. The story is usually something along the lines of: guy meets girl from another caste, they fall in love, the parents disapprove, but in the end, their parents change their mind and a big wedding takes place. All with a lot of singing and dancing in between, of course. But there cannot be a happy ending for everyone. The reality is often much more cynical.
In Australia, the history wars keep raging on all fronts from politics to the public sphere, and frommedia to academia. Many of the blemishes of the continent’s indigenous history have been revealed and admitted to, but the debate over Australia’s silent genocide remains one of the fiercest battles.