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India produces more films than any other country but its popular cinema has remained peripheral to western cinema buffs. This book provides a historical cultural survey of Indian cinema - popular, artistic and regional - and to introduce readers to its distinctive forms. Intended for general readers as well as students of Indian cinema, the book reviews nine decades of Indian cinema and examines its influences on people in India and Asians in the diaspora. It explores the political, social, cultural and religious influences in Indian cinema, how it represents women, and the impact of women directors and British Asian film makers on recent Indian films.
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K. Moti Gokulsing is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London. He co-edits the journal South Asian Popular Culture and is the author of the acclaimed Indian Popular Cinema, also published by Trentham.
Wimal Dissanayake is Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Centre, Hawaii and founding editor of the East-West Film Journal.
"An admirable introduction to the complexities of Indian media." (South Asia Research)
"[Provides] a rich and well-researched view into the complexity and importance of Indian media studies for students and scholars....[highly] readable and leaves no doubt that the recent expansion of scholarly interest in Indian film and television is here to stay....[Excellent] commentary and analysis of the complexity of Indian film and television, exploring key dialectics that inform much of the philosophy behind the programming--particularly the traditional-modern and local global tensions." (Asian Journal of Communication)
"A unique publication, the first of its kind in literature, co-authored by a social scientist and a film historian, providing a powerful critical analysis of the culture and history of the Indian film as an art form and popular medium." (T.V. Sathyamurthy, Professor of Politics at University of York, England, on the first edition)
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Book Description Stafforshire, United Kingdom: Trentham Books Ltd, 1998. Soft cover. Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # S102
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