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Introduction

Shweta Kishore

in Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers: Practicing Independence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474433068
eISBN:
9781474453578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433068.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In India, ‘independent documentary film’ is a term that signifies a body of films that first appeared in 1975 during the Constitutional Emergency, a period when the repressive exercise of state ... More


Minor Practices

Kalpana Ram

in Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines spirit possession as a minor practice in Tamil Nadu as well as the specific Tamil regional traditions of rationalism. In particular, it considers how modern discourses have ... More


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