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Songs and the Saint in Modern Media: Narasinha Mehta in Popular Culture

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

in Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199976416
eISBN:
9780199396467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976416.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers the circulation of the songs, narratives, and image of the saint-poet through modern media as forming inspirational popular culture. Briefly engaging with different views of ... 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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