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Postmodern Bollywood

Neelam Sidhar Wright and Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the postmodern, as an aesthetic style and fluid cultural practice, manifests in contemporary Bollywood film texts. Drawing upon the various concepts and traits identified by ... More


The Unwieldy Fetish: Desi Fantasies, Roots Tourism, and Diasporic Desires

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the new economy of diasporic imagination that hit South Africa after 1994. It begins by examining a range of narratives of roots tourism whereby thousands of South African ... More


Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book analyzes the role of popular blockbuster films made by Bollywood in the making, unmaking and remaking of modern India. It explains that Bollywood films are India’s most popular ... More


Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Neelam Sidhar Wright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘New Bollywood’ has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood ... More


Making Love in the Indian Ocean: Hindi Films, Zanzibari Audiences, and the Construction of Romance in the 1950s and 1960s

Laura Fair

in Love in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226113524
eISBN:
9780226113555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113555.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how people on the Zanzibaricoast in the 1990s remembered the impact of the Bollywood blockbuster hit Awara on their visions of love and romance in late 1950s and 1960s. ... More


A Conclusion

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the changing audience profile of Indian popular cinema. Whereas the earnings of Bollywood films in the international market were not substantial, this began to change and ... More


The Gothic and Death

Carol Margaret Davison (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The gothic and death is the first ever published study to investigate how the multifarious strands of the Gothic and the concepts of death, dying, mourning, and memorialization – what the Editor ... More


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