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Taking Refuge in (and from) India: Film Songs, Angry Mobs, and Other Exilic Pleasures and Fears

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on Tibetan refugee life in the “here and now” of contemporary India. It examines the place of Hindi film songs in Dharamsala's soundscape and explores the concerns their ... More


Yaari with Angrez: Whiteness for a New Bollywood Hero 1

TERESA HUBEL

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter comments on the relative insignificance of whiteness to Hindi film narratives, with white characters turning up, when they do, often as peripheral figures to create the effect of ... More


Bollywood Films and African Audiences

GWENDA YANDER STEENE

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the resurgence of the Indophile phenomenon in Senegal, which involves dressing Indian, dancing to Indian music, in addition to watching Indian films. It brings together the ... More


Cinema in Motion: Tracking Tamil Cinema's Assemblage

VIJAY DEVADAS and SELYARAJ VELAYUTHAM

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter opposes the ‘regionalization’ of Tamil cinema and traces the transnational flows of Tamil cinema that are asymptotic with those of Hindi. Defining Tamil cinema as ‘a cinema in motion’, ... More


A Moment of Historical Conjuncture in Mumbai: Playback Singers, Music Directors, and Arrangers and the Creation of Hindi Song (1948–1952)

Gregory D. Booth

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In the five years following Indian independence, from roughly 1948 to 1952, many incremental changes and other, still more recent developments coalesced into a set of sonic, stylistic, industrial, ... More


Cinema as Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the particular public fantasies embedded in Hindi cinema. Public fantasies are tools for managing desire—either to conceal, reveal, revise, or renew them—sometimes, all at the ... More


From Ghetto to Mainstream: Bollywood inland South Africa

HASEENAH EBRAHIM

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the migration of Bollywood from the ‘ghetto’ market of the Indian descent population in South Africa to the ‘crossover’ market of mainstream cinemas, the national television ... More


Indian Film Noir

Corey K. Creekmur

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Any responsible claim for the existence of Indian film noir must waver with critical uncertainty. Nevertheless, while crime stories, as elsewhere, have been an unsurprisingly common component of ... More


Diasporic Bollywood: In the Tracks of a Twice-displaced Community

MANAS RAY

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the process of imagining into existence a sense of nationhood by a specific diaspora of Indian origin (namely, the Fiji Indians) in Australia and the role that Bollywood plays ... More


Cultural Flows, Travelling Shows: Bombay Talkies, Global Times

MAKARAND PARANJAPE

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter relocates Bollywood's transnationalization in a form of ‘internationalism’ structuring Hindi film's borrowings from the Phalke era. Suggesting that contemporary global flows are not from ... More


Indian Ocean World Cinema

Ned Bertz

in Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851552
eISBN:
9780824868352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851552.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Dar es Salaam’s first cinema hall opened in 1929, and Indian Ocean regional networks of film circulation provided popular Hindi movies from Bombay that were watched by diverse audiences in ... More


Bollywood’s India

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a brief overview of the development of Hindi film industry, later coined the “Bollywood.” The arrival of the cinematograph in India in 1896 had been warmly welcomed, evident ... 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


Of ‘Ghosts’ and Singers: Debates around Playback Singing

Kiranmayi Indraganti

in Her Majestic Voice: South Indian Female Playback Singers and Stardom, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463565
eISBN:
9780199086559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463565.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3, ‘Of ‘Ghosts’ and Singers: Debates around Playback Singing’, follows the discussions on ‘ghost singers’ in the film press, especially filmindia, unravelling the prevalent notions of art, ... More


A Gay Lexicon

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Before we discuss sexuality in the Indian context, we have to define Indian terms for homosexuality that can be used in the international discourse. Most of these words are abuses or derogatory but ... More


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