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Region, Language, and Indian Cinema: Mysore and Kannada Language Cinema of the 1950s

M.K. RAGHAVENDRA

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/9780198075981.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter suggests that the discourse formulated in relation to the dominant south Indian cinemas in Tamil or Telugu can prove to be homogenizing when used to analyse other regions, such as ... More


The Exemplary Citizen–Devotee and the Other: Negotiating History and Religious Difference in the Saint Film

Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda

in Deities and Devotees: Cinema, Religion, and Politics in South India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199487356
eISBN:
9780199093281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487356.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 begins with a theoretical discussion of majorities and minorities within a secular liberal nation. Later it examines two saint films, Bhakta Ramadasu (1964) and Sri Ramadasu (2006) in which ... More


Deities and Devotees: Cinema, Religion, and Politics in South India

Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199487356
eISBN:
9780199093281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

If cinema has the power to possess people, persuade, or mesmerize them, how do we understand that compelling power? Is the display of devotion in the cinema hall the same as devotion in a temple? How ... More


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