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Bollyworld [electronic resource] : popular Indian cinema through a transnational lens / editors, Raminder Kaur, Ajay J. Sinha.

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  • ISBN: 9788132103448 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 8132103440 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (343 p.) : ill. (some col.)
  • Publisher: New Delhi ; Sage Publications, 2005.

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General Note: Available through EBSCO
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Bollyworld: An Introduction to Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens / Raminder Kaur and Ajay J. Sinha -- Topographies -- Not Quite (Pearl) White: Fearless Nadia, Queen of the Stunts / Rosie Thomas -- Figures of Locality and Tradition: Commercial Cinema and the Networks of Visual Print Capitalism in Maharashtra / Kajri Jain -- Icons and Events: Reinventing Visual Construction in Cinema in India / Gayatri Chatterjee -- Reflected Readings in Available Light: Cameramen in the Shadows of Hindi Cinema Shuddhabrata Sengupta -- Trans-Actions -- Sexuality, Sensuality and Belonging: Representations of the 'Anglo-Indian' and the 'Western' Woman in Hindi Cinema / Geetanjali Gangoli -- 'Fight Club': Aesthetics, Hybridisation and the Construction of Rogue Masculinities in Sholay and Deewar / Koushik Banerjea -- The Consumable Hero of Globalised India / Sudhanva Deshpande -- Travels -- The Scattered Homelands of the Migrant: Bollyworld through the Diasporic Lens / Christiane Brosius -- In Search of the Diasporic Self: Bollywood in South Africa / Thomas Blom Hansen -- Belonging and Respect Notions vis-à-vis Modern East Indians: Hindi Movies in the Guyanese East Indian Diaspora / Narmala Halstead -- Bandiri Music, Globalisation and Urban Experience in Nigeria / Brian Larkin -- Cruising on the Vilayeti Bandwagon: Diasporic Representations and Reception of Popular Indian Movies / Raminder Kaur.
Summary, etc.: Popular Indian Cinema is clearly a worldwide phenomenon. But what often gets overlooked in this celebration is this cinema's intricate relationship with global dynamics since its very inception in the 1890s. With contributions from a range of international scholars, this volume analyses the transnational networks of India's popular cinema in terms of its production, narratives and reception. The first section of the book,Topographies, concentrates on the globalised audio-visual economies within which the technologies and aesthetics of India's commercial cinema developed. Essays here focus on t
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Motion pictures > Social aspects > India
Motion pictures > India > Foreign influences.
Motion pictures, Indic.
India > In motion pictures.

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