The politics of Hindi cinema in the new millennium:Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian nationMainstream Hindi film, which transformed after the economic liberalization of 1991, is unrecognizable in the new millennium. The rise of the English language to a position of dominance has played a key role here. Hindi cinema, which played a unifying ‘national’ role after 1947 by addressing an undifferentiated public, is now divided. With the multiplex revolution and the rising incomes of the ascendant classes, Hindi cinema is addressing a public which has more in common with Indians in the diaspora than with its compatriots a few hundred miles away. At the same time, there is another kind of ... More
Bollywood Travels by Rajinder DudrahUsing an interdisciplinary framework, this book offers a fresh perspective on the issues of diaspora culture and border crossings in the films, popular cultures, and media and entertainment industries from the popular Hindi cinema of India. It analyses and discusses a range of key contemporary films in detail, such as Veer Zaara, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, and Dostana. The book uses the notion of travel analytically in and through the cinema to comment on films that have dealt with Indo-Pak border crossings, representations of diaspora, and gender and sexuality in new ways. It engages with common sense assumptions about everyday South Asian and diasporic South Asian cultures and representations as expressed in Bollywood cinema in order to look at these issues further. Moving towards an innovative exploration beyond the films, this book charts the circuits and routes of Bollywood as South Asian club cultures in the diaspora, and Hindi cinema entertainment shows around the world, as well as its impact on social media websites. Bollywood Travels is an original and thought provoking contribution to studies on Asian Culture and Society, Sociology, World Cinema, and Film, Media and Cultural Studies.
Call Number: ine Arts Collection Stacks (PN1993.5.I8 D85 2012 )