Bobby was a pivotal Bollywood film. Released in 1973 it was an immediate box office hit, becoming the biggest film of the year and the second most successful film of the decade. It was the first Bollywood film to include a teenage romance and was widely imitated.
A dhoti is a garment worn by Indian men. It is a rectangular piece of cloth, normally cream or white in colour, which can be folded in a large number of ways. It is often worn for a formal occasion, but is not favoured in metropolis areas.
A burkha is loose piece of clothing that covers a woman from head to toe. It is often worn by Islamic women in public.
Jhodpadpattis are slum huts. They are commonly made from corrugated metal or plastic, held together with whatever other materials can be found.
Poor sanitation is a major threat for slum dwellers. In the 1970s most slums had open drainage systems, with sewage running in gutters. Slum residents are more likely to die from diarrhoea than any other disease, and the mortality rate for children under five is very high.
Kashmir is a region of the former British India whose ownership has long been disputed by India and Pakistan.
Troubles began in 1947 when British colonial rule ceased, leaving an independent India. At this time India was partitioned to create muslim Pakistan and majority-hindu India. Both countries claimed Kashmir, leading to the First Kashmir War in 1947. Since then India and Pakistan have fought wars in 1965 and 1999 over the territory, and China battled to claim the eastern part of Kashmir in 1963.
The turmoil has resulted in thousands of deaths. Many Kashmiris would prefer to form a country of their own.
"Meri dosti mera pyar" is a song from the 1964 movie Dosti.