Travels of Bollywood Cinema (From Bombay to LA)

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Item Code: NAL229
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Author: Anjali Gera Roy and Chuha Beng Huat
Language: English
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 9780199454150
Pages: 387
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 440 gm
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About the Book

This book examines the temporal and spatial flows of Indian Popular cinema from Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres in the Indian subcontinent to widely dispersed spaces of consumption for nearly a century. With essays by eminent scholars, it brings together perspectives on ‘Bollywood cinema from diverse disciplinary and geographical locations to bear upon notions of nationalism, regionalism, and transnalism; politics and aesthetics; and exhibition practices and spectatorship in order to re-conceptualize the understanding of national cinemas.


About the Author

Anjali Gera Roy is Professor, Department of Humanities and social, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and was senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2008-9) Chuha Beng Huat is concurrently, Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster; Convenor, PhD Programme in Cultural Studies in Asia; and Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.




  Acknowledgements Vll
  The Bollywood Turn in South Asian Cinema: National, Transnational, or Global? - Anjali Gera Roy and Chua Beng Huat ix
1. Bollywood, Postcolonial Transformation, and Modernity  
2 Cultural Flows, Travelling Shows: Bombay Talkies, Global Times: Makarand R. Paranjape 19
3 Mustard Fields, Exotic Tropes, and Travels through Meandering Pathways: Reframing the Yash Raj Trajectory: Madhuja Mukherjee 35
4 The Lahore Film Industry: A Historical Sketch: Ishtiaq Ahmed 55
5 From Chandigarh to Vancouver: Reimagining Home and Identity in the Films of Harbhajan Mann: Nicola Mooney 78
6 Bollywood, Tollywood, Dollywood: Re-visiting Cross-border Flows and the Beat of the 1970s in the Context of Globalization: Anuradha Ghosh 98
7 Cinematic Border Crossings in Two Bengals: Cultural Translation as Communalization?: Zakir Hossain Raju 123
8 Region, Language, and Indian Cinema: Mysore and Kannada Language Cinema of the 1950s : M.K Raghavendra 139
9 Modernity and Male Anxieties in Early Malayalam Cinema: Meena T. Pillai 154
10 Cinema in Motion: Tracking Tamil Cinema's Assemblage Vijay Devadas and Selvaraj Velayutham 164
11. Migrant, Diaspora, NRl: Bhojpuri Cinema and the 'Local in the Global': D. Parthasarathy 183
12 Welcome to Sajjanpur: Theatre and Transnational Hindi Cinema : Nandi Bhatia 199
13 Diasporic Bollywood: In the Tracks of a 219
  Twice-displaced Community: Manas Ray  
14 Marketing, Hybridiry, and Media Industries: Globalization and Expanding Audiences for Popular Hindi Cinema - Kavita Karan and David J Schaefer 238
15 'It Was Filmed in My Home Town': Diasporic Audiences and Foreign Locations in Indian Popular Cinema : Andrew Hassam 260
16 Yaari with Angrez: Whiteness for a New Bollywood Hero: Teresa Hubel 279
17 Bollywood Films and African Audiences: Gwenda Vander Steene 302
18 From Ghetto to Mainstream: Bollywood inland South Africa: Haseenah Ebrabim 321
  List of Contributors 341
  Index 347


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