Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Cinema > Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens
Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens
Description
From the Jacket:

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 the iconic roles of actors like Devika Rani and Fearless Nadia, film-makers such as D.G. Phalke and Baburao Painter, the film Sant Tukaram, and aspects of early cinematography.

The second section, Trans-Actions, argues that the 'national fantasy' of Indian commercial cinema is an unstable construction. Essays here concentrate on the conversations between Indian action movies of the 1970s and other genres of action and martial arts films; the features of post-liberalisation Indian films designed to meet the needs of an 'imagined' global audience in the 1990s; and the changing metaphor of 'the vamp' as portrayed through desirous women in films with examples of the Anglo-Asian, the westernized Indian woman of 'low character', and the contemporary figure of the 'heroine'.

The final section, Travels, focuses on the overseas reception of Indian cinema with ethnographic case studies from Germany, Guyana, the USA, South Africa, Nigeria and Britain. The contributors highlight various issues concerning modernity, racial/ethnic identity, the gaze of the 'mainstream Other', gender, hybridity, moral universes, and the articulation of desire and disdain.

Overall, this volume provides valuable insights into a subject of immense historical and contemporary importance. It will attract a wide readership among those involved in film/media studies, cultural studies and anthropology.

About the Editors:

Raminder Kaur is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Ajay J. Sinha is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Film Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College, USA.

CONTENTS

List of Illustrations7
Acknowledgements9
1.Bollyworld: An Introduction to Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens
Raminder Kaur and Ajay J. Sinha
11

PART I
TOPOGRAPHIES

2.Not Quite (Pearl) White: Fearless Nadia, Queen of the Stunts
Rosie Thomas
35
3.Figures of Locality and Tradition: Commercial Cinema and the Networks of Visual Print Capitalism in Mahashtra
Kajri Jain
70
4.Icons and Events: Reinventing Visual Construction in Cinema in India
Gayatri Chatterjee
90
5.Reflected Readings in Available Light: Cameramen in the Shadows of Hindi Cinema
Shuddhabrata Sengupta
118

PART II
TRANS-ACTIONS

6.Sexuality, Sensuality and Belonging: Representations of the 'Anglo-Indian' and the 'Western' Woman in Hindi Cinema
Geetanjali Gangoli
143
7.'Fight Club': Aesthetics, Hybridisation and the Construction of Rogue Masculinities in Sholay and Deewaar
Koushik Banerjea
163
8.The Consumable Hero of Globalised India
Sudhanva Deshpande
186

PART III
TRAVELS

9.The Scattered Homelands of the Migrant: Bollyworld through the Diasporic Lens
Christiane Brositus
207
10.In Search of the Diasporic Self: Bollywood in South Africa
Thomas Blom Hansen
239
11.Belonging and Respect Notions vis-à-vis Modern East Indians: Hindi Movies in the Guyanese East Indian Diaspora
Narmala Halstead
261
12.Bandiri Music, Globalisation and Urban Experience in Nigeria
Brian Larkin
284
13.Cruising on the Vilayeti Bandwagon: Diasporic Representations and Reception of Popular Indian Movies
Raminder Kaur
309
About the Editors and Contributors330
Index333

Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens

Item Code:
IDE830
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
0761933212
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
343 (Color Illus: 17, B & W Illus: 12)
Other Details:
438 gms
Price:
$40.00
Discounted:
$30.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$10.00 (25%)
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 9635 times since 9th Sep, 2013
From the Jacket:

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 the iconic roles of actors like Devika Rani and Fearless Nadia, film-makers such as D.G. Phalke and Baburao Painter, the film Sant Tukaram, and aspects of early cinematography.

The second section, Trans-Actions, argues that the 'national fantasy' of Indian commercial cinema is an unstable construction. Essays here concentrate on the conversations between Indian action movies of the 1970s and other genres of action and martial arts films; the features of post-liberalisation Indian films designed to meet the needs of an 'imagined' global audience in the 1990s; and the changing metaphor of 'the vamp' as portrayed through desirous women in films with examples of the Anglo-Asian, the westernized Indian woman of 'low character', and the contemporary figure of the 'heroine'.

The final section, Travels, focuses on the overseas reception of Indian cinema with ethnographic case studies from Germany, Guyana, the USA, South Africa, Nigeria and Britain. The contributors highlight various issues concerning modernity, racial/ethnic identity, the gaze of the 'mainstream Other', gender, hybridity, moral universes, and the articulation of desire and disdain.

Overall, this volume provides valuable insights into a subject of immense historical and contemporary importance. It will attract a wide readership among those involved in film/media studies, cultural studies and anthropology.

About the Editors:

Raminder Kaur is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Ajay J. Sinha is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Film Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College, USA.

CONTENTS

List of Illustrations7
Acknowledgements9
1.Bollyworld: An Introduction to Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens
Raminder Kaur and Ajay J. Sinha
11

PART I
TOPOGRAPHIES

2.Not Quite (Pearl) White: Fearless Nadia, Queen of the Stunts
Rosie Thomas
35
3.Figures of Locality and Tradition: Commercial Cinema and the Networks of Visual Print Capitalism in Mahashtra
Kajri Jain
70
4.Icons and Events: Reinventing Visual Construction in Cinema in India
Gayatri Chatterjee
90
5.Reflected Readings in Available Light: Cameramen in the Shadows of Hindi Cinema
Shuddhabrata Sengupta
118

PART II
TRANS-ACTIONS

6.Sexuality, Sensuality and Belonging: Representations of the 'Anglo-Indian' and the 'Western' Woman in Hindi Cinema
Geetanjali Gangoli
143
7.'Fight Club': Aesthetics, Hybridisation and the Construction of Rogue Masculinities in Sholay and Deewaar
Koushik Banerjea
163
8.The Consumable Hero of Globalised India
Sudhanva Deshpande
186

PART III
TRAVELS

9.The Scattered Homelands of the Migrant: Bollyworld through the Diasporic Lens
Christiane Brositus
207
10.In Search of the Diasporic Self: Bollywood in South Africa
Thomas Blom Hansen
239
11.Belonging and Respect Notions vis-à-vis Modern East Indians: Hindi Movies in the Guyanese East Indian Diaspora
Narmala Halstead
261
12.Bandiri Music, Globalisation and Urban Experience in Nigeria
Brian Larkin
284
13.Cruising on the Vilayeti Bandwagon: Diasporic Representations and Reception of Popular Indian Movies
Raminder Kaur
309
About the Editors and Contributors330
Index333

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema through a Transnational Lens (Performing Arts | Books)

Seduced by The Familiar (Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDK839
$47.00$28.20
You save: $18.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema
Item Code: IDF422
$23.50$17.62
You save: $5.88 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Secret Politics Of Our Desire (Innocence, Culpability and Indian Popular Cinema)
Item Code: IDD917
$29.00$21.75
You save: $7.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cinematic Imagination: Indian Popular Films as Social History
by Jyotika Virdi
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Permanent Black
Item Code: IDI967
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen (Bengali Cinema’s First Couple)
by Maitreyee B Chowdhury
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Om Books International
Item Code: NAG671
$16.00$12.00
You save: $4.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Of the People: Essays on Indian Popular Culture
Deal 20% Off
by Biswarup Sen
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Chronicle Books, New Delhi
Item Code: IDJ949
$36.00$21.60
You save: $14.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
FREEDOM AND DESTINY: Gender, Family and Popular Culture in India
Item Code: IDF543
$47.00$35.25
You save: $11.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Leave Disco Dancer Alone (Indian Cinema and Soviet Movie-Going After Stalin)
by Sudha Rajagopalan
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Yoda Press, Delhi
Item Code: IDK405
$31.00$23.25
You save: $7.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Cinema: The Faces Behind the Masks
by Anil Saari
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Item Code: NAC596
$31.00$23.25
You save: $7.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Wanted Cultured Ladies Only (Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930-1950s
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAL067
$36.00$21.60
You save: $14.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Narratives of Indian Cinema
Deal 20% Off
by Manju Jain
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAL889
$31.00$18.60
You save: $12.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Essential Mystery – Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema
Deal 20% Off
by John W Hood
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAC724
$43.00$25.80
You save: $17.20 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hindi Cinema (An Insider’s View)
by Anil Saari
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Item Code: IDC346
$32.50$24.38
You save: $8.12 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bollywoods’s Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema(With CD)
Deal 20% Off
by Bhaichand Patel
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: NAE718
$35.00$21.00
You save: $14.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Seeing Believing (Selected Writings on Cinema)
by Chidananda Das Gupta
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IDC345
$33.50$25.12
You save: $8.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India