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Indian Popular Cinema
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 161

Indian Popular Cinema

The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema and examines its immense influence on people in India and its diaspora. Since it was published in 1998, Indian film has developed in new directions. As films today vie with Indian soap operas for popularity, film making in India has acquired 'industry status' and consequently has greater accountability to its public. All this is reflected in this new and extensively revised edition of "Indian Popular Cinema". It tracks the rise of "designer cinema," reviews the increasingly significant Tamil cinema, and considers films made by Indians in the diaspora.

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 473

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-04-17
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  • Publisher: Routledge

India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. After years of marginalisation by academics in the Western world, Indian cinemas have moved from the periphery to the centre of the world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in the field, this Handbook looks at the complex reasons for this remarkable journey. Combining a historical and thematic approach, the Handbook discusses how Indian cinemas need to be understood in their historical unfolding as well as their complex relationships to social, economic, cultural, political, ideological, aesthetic, technical and institutional discourses. The thematic section provides an up-to-date critical narrative on diverse topics such as audience, censorship, film distribution, film industry, diaspora, sexuality, film music and nationalism. The Handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting edge survey of Indian cinemas, discussing Popular, Parallel/New Wave and Regional cinemas as well as the spectacular rise of Bollywood. It is an invaluable resource for students and academics of South Asian Studies, Film Studies and Cultural Studies.

Popular Culture in a Globalised India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Popular Culture in a Globalised India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-01-13
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  • Publisher: Routledge

As India celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its independence, much praise was lavished on its emergence as a major player on the global stage. Its economic transformation and geopolitical significance as a nuclear power are matched by its globally resonant cultural resources. This book explores India’s rich popular culture. Chapters provide illuminating insights into various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political realities of contemporary globalised India. Structured thematically and drawing on a broad range of academic disciplines, the book deals with critical issues including: - Film, television and TV soaps - Folk theatre, Mahabharata-Ramayana ,myths, performance, i...

From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 197

From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond

This authoritative and accessible guide to the study of Indian Cinema is the first designed specifically to help students understand the complexities and intricacies of studying Indian cinema. It covers the vast range of cinemas of India, including the meteoric rise of Bollywood, and describes the important theoretical approaches to the analysis of films, such as the cinematic audience and audience segmentation. The book examines the filmmaking process to show how an Indian movie is made and the technology entailed. All the major issues are discussed: the relationship between cast and crew, the contributions of the designers and choreographers, the impact of the corporatisation of the film i...

Soft-soaping India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 133

Soft-soaping India

At least one third of India's billion inhabitants regularly watch Indian soap operas, which have displaced popular cinema as the prime entertainment genre. And in the Indian diaspora on every Continent, Indian soap operas are a feature of life -- a source of pleasure, discussion and shared identity. This book characterizes the forms of these soap operas and relates how they have evolved. It explores how they have contributed to shaping the identity of modern India. Initially developed by the national telecast service, Doordoshan, specifically to convey messages about women's role, contraception and other family issues. Doordoshan also engaged viewers with serializations of the two great epic...

Masculinity and Its Challenges in India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Masculinity and Its Challenges in India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-12-20
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  • Publisher: McFarland

"Globalization trends show that masculinity should be studied not just from North America or Europe but from every part of the world. Canvassing a broad array of aspects such as the construction of identity and the negotiation of power and sexuality, these new essays aim to show how masculinities are experienced, performed and embodied within India"--

A Compact for Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 258

A Compact for Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This title was first published in 2000. This is a collection of papers which look at the relationship between higher education and those who use it, and those who will in the future. The papers look at how compacts could be developed to encourage the potential for maintaining and improving upon existing education agreements. The book covers the university and higher education institutions and their relationship with government and industry as well as with the students.

100 Essential Indian Films
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

100 Essential Indian Films

This book offers a comprehensive view of the 100 most significant films ever produced in Bollywood. Each entry includes cast and crew information, language, date of release, a short description of the film’s plot, and most significantly, the importance of the film in the Indian canon.

Masculinity and Its Challenges in India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Masculinity and Its Challenges in India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-12-20
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  • Publisher: McFarland

"Globalization trends show that masculinity should be studied not just from North America or Europe but from every part of the world. Canvassing a broad array of aspects such as the construction of identity and the negotiation of power and sexuality, these new essays aim to show how masculinities are experienced, performed and embodied within India"--

A Selected Bibliography of Competence-based Education and Training (CBET)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 72

A Selected Bibliography of Competence-based Education and Training (CBET)

This bibliography concentrates exclusively on the emergence of the competence-based and outcomes-based model of education and training since 1985 upon which several national programs are now based. It is a selection of the more significant publications in a growing and increasingly important body of work within education and training.