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Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Edited by: K. Moti Gokulsing , Wimal Dissanayake , Rohit K. Dasgupta

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677745
eBook ISBN: 9780203556054
Adobe ISBN: 9781136772849

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India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. After years of marginalisation by academics in the Western world, Indian cinemas have moved from the periphery to the centre of the world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in the field, this Handbook looks at the complex reasons for this remarkable journey.

Combining a historical and thematic approach, the Handbook discusses how Indian cinemas need to be understood in their historical unfolding as well as their complex relationships to social, economic, cultural, political, ideological, aesthetic, technical and institutional discourses. The thematic section provides an up-to-date critical narrative on diverse topics such as audience, censorship, film distribution, film industry, diaspora, sexuality, film music and nationalism.

The Handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting edge survey of Indian cinemas, discussing Popular, Parallel/New Wave and Regional cinemas as well as the spectacular rise of Bollywood. It is an invaluable resource for students and academics of South Asian Studies, Film Studies and Cultural Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From Cultural Backwardness to the Age of Imitation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Indian New Wave Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘Bengali’ Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Assamese Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Odia Cinema at Seventy-Five Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Marathi Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gujarati Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Matriliny to Masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kannada Cinema and Princely Mysore Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Star-Politicians of Tamil Nadu Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Beyond the Star Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Mapping the Invisible World of bhojpuri cinema and Its Changing Audience Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From Lahore to Bombay … to Vancouver Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Evolution of Representing Female Sexuality in Hindi Cinema 1991–2010 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Queer Times in Bollywood Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Scale of Diasporic Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Shifting Terrains of Nationalism and Patriotism in Indian Cinemas Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Digitizing the National Imaginary Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Trends in Hindi Film Music with Special Reference to Socioeconomic and Political Changes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Music in Mainstream Indian Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Scriptwriting Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Fictions of Science and Cinema in India Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Film Censorship in India Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Advertising and Marketing of Indian Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Film Distribution Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Corporatization and the Hindi Film Industry Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Indian Cinemas Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Foundations, Movements and Dissonant Images Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Active Audiences and the Experience of Cinema  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Hindi Film Audiences Outside South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Cinema as Social Space Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Virtual Darshan  Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Conclusion Download PDF
eBooks Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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