This book examines the empire cinema made in Hollywood and Britain during the turbulent 1930s and 1940s. It shows how the empire cinema constructed the colonial world, its rationale for doing so, and the manner in which such constructions were received by the colonized people. Unique approach to the subject cinema and Empire from the perspective of the colonised rather than the coloniser. Vast amount of original research conducted in India contributing to a fresh perspective. Multifocal attitude which stretches through media and cultural studies, gender, film, imperial history, nationalism and postcolonialism.