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Making meaning in Indian cinema / edited by Ravi S. Vasudevan.

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  • ISBN: 0195658671
  • ISBN: 9780195658675
  • Physical Description: x, 317 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New Delhi ; Oxford University Press, 2002.

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General Note: Originally published: 2000.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Policing silent film exhibition in colonial South India / Stephen P. Hughes -- Parasakthi : life and times of a DMK film / M.S.S. Pandian -- Shifting codes, dissolving identities : the Hindi social film of the 1950's as popular culture / Ravi S. Vasudevan -- The couple and their spaces : Harano Sur as melodrama now / Moinak Biswas -- Signs of ideological re-form in two recent films : towards real subsumption? / M. Madhava Prasad -- Narrating seduction : vicissitudes of the sexed subject in Tamil nativity film / Sundar Kaali -- Kaadalan and the politics of resignification : fashion, violence and the body / Vivek Dhareshwar, Tejaswini Niranjana -- Avenging women in Indian cinema / Lalitha Gopalan -- From subjectification to schizophrenia : the 'angry man' and the 'psychotic' hero of Bombay cinema / Ranjani Mazumdar -- Viewership and democracy in the cinema / Ashish Rajadhyaksha -- Devotion and defiance in fan activity / S.V. Srinivas.
Summary, etc.: This volume brings together some of the most distinguished film theorists working in India today to examine the phenomenon of popular Indian cinema from silent films to today's blockbusters. The articles explore the political implications of Indian popular cinema through formal and narrative analysis, archival resources and oral testimony, across a range of key films.
Subject: Motion pictures > India
Motion pictures > Social aspects > India
Motion pictures > Political aspects > India.

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