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Filming Horror: Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies bridges the gap that currently exists in the field of genre studies in Hindi cinema, Analysing more than 80 horror films from Mahal (1949) to Ragini MMS 2 (2014), the book uncovers narrative strategies, frames unique approaches of investigation and reviews the revolutions taking place within this genre.

The book argues that Hindi horror cinema, which lies at the intersection of myths, ideology and dominant socio-religious thoughts, reveals three major strands of narrative constructs, each corresponding to the way the nation has been imagined at different times in post-colonial India, Moving beyond establishing the theoretical framework of horror cinema, the book intends to demonstrate how this genre, along with its subsets, provides us with the means to contemplate the nation and its representation.

 

About the Author

Meraj Ahmed Mubarki earned his Master's Degree and Doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta. He worked as a freelancer before moving into the academics. He has taught at various higher education institutions including Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and was the founding head of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, where he teaches PG courses on Film Studies, Media, Law and Society, Advertising and Market Research, English Journalistic Skills and Film Editing, He has contributed articles to renowned peer-reviewed international journals, such as Contemporary South Asia, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Media Asia, Visual Anthropology and History and Sociology of South Asia. His research areas include gender, representation, ideology, cinema and geme studies.

 

Preface

The 'seed' of this book germinated in Kolkata, and parts of the initial work were written out during my association with Shri Shikshayatan College. The idea of a book on Hindi horror cinema was tested in a series of articles, and the responses to those publications assured me that a full-scale documentation of the Hindi horror genre was feasibly overdue. This encouraged me to undertake a wider approach encompassing the genre in all its forms and expressions. In this regard, I wish to acknowledge that arguments made in the book have appeared in 'Mapping the Hindi Horror Genre: Ghosts in the Service of Ideology' in History and Sociology of South Asia (Vol. 7, Issue: I, January 2013); 'The Monstrous "Other" Feminine: Gender, Desire and the "Look" in the Hindi Horror Genre' in the Indian Journal of Gender Studies (Vol. 21, Issue: 3, October 2014); and 'Monstrosities of Science: Exploring Monster Narratives in Hindi Horror Cinema' in Visual Anthropology (Vol. 28, Issue: 3, 2015).

 

Contents

 

  List of Figures ix
  Preface xiii
  Acknowledgements xv
1 Indian Cinema and Ideology 1
  Hindi Cinema and Ideology 2
  Cinema in the Colonial Context 6
2 Genre, Codes and the Horror Cinema 14
  Genre and Its Functionality 17
  Horror Genre and Spectatorship 20
  Freud and the Uncanny 22
  Robin Wood's Return of the Repressed 24
  Julia Kristeva and the Abject 26
  Generic Codes of the Hindi Horror 28
  Conjunctions and Departures with Hollywood 31
  Generic Features of the Hindi Horror 37
  Horror Cinema as Project off for the 'Nation' 38
  Nature of the Hindi Horror Genre 43
3 Secular Conscious Narrative 47
  Secularism in the Indian Context 48
  Mahal: The Inaugural Moment of the Secular Consciousness 51
  Madhumati 56
  Kohraa 63
  Bhool Bhulaiyaa 68
4 Return of Traditional-Cultural Narrative 72
  Jadu Tona 82
  Gehrayee 87
  Phoonk 93
  The Horror in Science Fiction: Between Morals and Mad Scientists 95
  Historicity of the Monstrous Narrative 97
  India and the Discourse of Science 101
  Monstrosities from Science or Monstrous Science 103
  The Horror of Transmutation 107
  The Triumph of the Traditional/Mythic Order 108
  The Monstrous 'Other' Feminine 111
  Mangalsutra and the Monstrous Other Feminine 119
  Veerana 126
  Modernization of Patriarchy and Post-liberalization Female Monstrosity 130
  Raaz 132
  Eight: The Power of Shani 134
  Darling 137
5 The Inflection of the Hindutva 'Ideo'logic Cinema 144
  1920 156
  Haunted 166
  Conclusion 171
  References 174
  lndex 193
  About the Author 197
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Filming Horror (Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies)

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2016
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About the Book

Filming Horror: Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies bridges the gap that currently exists in the field of genre studies in Hindi cinema, Analysing more than 80 horror films from Mahal (1949) to Ragini MMS 2 (2014), the book uncovers narrative strategies, frames unique approaches of investigation and reviews the revolutions taking place within this genre.

The book argues that Hindi horror cinema, which lies at the intersection of myths, ideology and dominant socio-religious thoughts, reveals three major strands of narrative constructs, each corresponding to the way the nation has been imagined at different times in post-colonial India, Moving beyond establishing the theoretical framework of horror cinema, the book intends to demonstrate how this genre, along with its subsets, provides us with the means to contemplate the nation and its representation.

 

About the Author

Meraj Ahmed Mubarki earned his Master's Degree and Doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta. He worked as a freelancer before moving into the academics. He has taught at various higher education institutions including Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and was the founding head of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, where he teaches PG courses on Film Studies, Media, Law and Society, Advertising and Market Research, English Journalistic Skills and Film Editing, He has contributed articles to renowned peer-reviewed international journals, such as Contemporary South Asia, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Media Asia, Visual Anthropology and History and Sociology of South Asia. His research areas include gender, representation, ideology, cinema and geme studies.

 

Preface

The 'seed' of this book germinated in Kolkata, and parts of the initial work were written out during my association with Shri Shikshayatan College. The idea of a book on Hindi horror cinema was tested in a series of articles, and the responses to those publications assured me that a full-scale documentation of the Hindi horror genre was feasibly overdue. This encouraged me to undertake a wider approach encompassing the genre in all its forms and expressions. In this regard, I wish to acknowledge that arguments made in the book have appeared in 'Mapping the Hindi Horror Genre: Ghosts in the Service of Ideology' in History and Sociology of South Asia (Vol. 7, Issue: I, January 2013); 'The Monstrous "Other" Feminine: Gender, Desire and the "Look" in the Hindi Horror Genre' in the Indian Journal of Gender Studies (Vol. 21, Issue: 3, October 2014); and 'Monstrosities of Science: Exploring Monster Narratives in Hindi Horror Cinema' in Visual Anthropology (Vol. 28, Issue: 3, 2015).

 

Contents

 

  List of Figures ix
  Preface xiii
  Acknowledgements xv
1 Indian Cinema and Ideology 1
  Hindi Cinema and Ideology 2
  Cinema in the Colonial Context 6
2 Genre, Codes and the Horror Cinema 14
  Genre and Its Functionality 17
  Horror Genre and Spectatorship 20
  Freud and the Uncanny 22
  Robin Wood's Return of the Repressed 24
  Julia Kristeva and the Abject 26
  Generic Codes of the Hindi Horror 28
  Conjunctions and Departures with Hollywood 31
  Generic Features of the Hindi Horror 37
  Horror Cinema as Project off for the 'Nation' 38
  Nature of the Hindi Horror Genre 43
3 Secular Conscious Narrative 47
  Secularism in the Indian Context 48
  Mahal: The Inaugural Moment of the Secular Consciousness 51
  Madhumati 56
  Kohraa 63
  Bhool Bhulaiyaa 68
4 Return of Traditional-Cultural Narrative 72
  Jadu Tona 82
  Gehrayee 87
  Phoonk 93
  The Horror in Science Fiction: Between Morals and Mad Scientists 95
  Historicity of the Monstrous Narrative 97
  India and the Discourse of Science 101
  Monstrosities from Science or Monstrous Science 103
  The Horror of Transmutation 107
  The Triumph of the Traditional/Mythic Order 108
  The Monstrous 'Other' Feminine 111
  Mangalsutra and the Monstrous Other Feminine 119
  Veerana 126
  Modernization of Patriarchy and Post-liberalization Female Monstrosity 130
  Raaz 132
  Eight: The Power of Shani 134
  Darling 137
5 The Inflection of the Hindutva 'Ideo'logic Cinema 144
  1920 156
  Haunted 166
  Conclusion 171
  References 174
  lndex 193
  About the Author 197
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