‘The moment culture becomes propaganda it ceases to be art’

Fatima Bhutto, writer and journalist, talks candidly about her latest non-fiction book New Kings of the World – Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi and K-pop on race and culture, Bollywood, Dizi and K-pop. Following are edited excerpts from the conversation.


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‘The moment culture becomes propaganda it ceases to be art’

‘The moment culture becomes propaganda it ceases to be art’

Fatima Bhutto, writer and journalist, talks candidly about her latest non-fiction book New Kings of the...

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