"[Deepa] Mehta resists the expectation that as a diasporic film-maker she must present her nation in positive ways for viewing and consumption by the West."
-- Bidisha Banerjee
Banerjee, Bidisha. "Identity at the Margins: Queer Diasporic Film and the Exploration of Same-Sex Desire in Deepa Mehta's Fire." Studies in South Asian Film & Media 2, no. 1 (July 2010). (p. 22)