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The secret politics of our desires : innocence, culpability, and Indian popular cinema / edited by Ashis Nandy.

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  • ISBN: 1856495159 (hb)
  • ISBN: 9781856495158 (hb)
  • ISBN: 1856495167 (pb)
  • ISBN: 9781856495165 (pb)
  • Physical Description: ix, 259 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: London ; Zed Books ; c1998.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : Indian popular cinema as a slum's eye view of politics / Ashis Nandy -- Dilip Kumar made me do it / Ziauddin Sardar -- Raj Kapoor : from Jis desh mein ganga behti hai to Ram teri ganga maili / Rajni Bakshi -- How angry is the angry young man? : 'rebellion' in conventional Hindi films / Fareeduddin Kazmi -- Official television and unofficial fabrications of the self : the spectator as subject / Anjali Monteiro -- On castes and comedians : the language of power in recent Tamil cinema / K. Ravi Srinivas and Sundar Kaali -- The impossibility of the outsider in the modern Hindi film / Vinay Lal.
Summary, etc.: This book examines the enormous industry of Indian popular cinema. It provokes a thinking of cinema as political in the widest sense - from its importance in ideas of nation and national cultural formation to class and gender.
Subject: Motion pictures > India
Motion pictures > Social aspects > India

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