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The 1970s and its legacies in India's cinemas

Author: Priya Joshi; Rajinder Kumar Dudrah
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1970s was a pivotal decade in the Indian social, cultural, political and economic landscape: the global oil crisis, wars with China and Pakistan in the previous decade, the Bangladesh war of 1971, labour and food shortages, widespread political corruption, and the declaration of the state of Emergency. Amidst this backdrop Indian cinema in both its popular and art/parallel film forms flourished. This exciting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priya Joshi; Rajinder Kumar Dudrah
ISBN: 9780415836586 0415836581 9781138948327 1138948322
OCLC Number: 859585017
Description: x, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas Priya Joshi and Rajinder Dudrah 2. Cinema as Family Romance Priya Joshi 3. Relationships Which Have No Name: Family and Sexuality in 1970s Popular Film Ulka Anjaria 4. The Affable Young Man: Civility, Desire and the Making of a Middle-Class Cinema in the 1970s Satish Poduval 5. The Construction of 1970s Femininity, or Why Zeenat Aman Sings the Same Song Twice Ajay Gehlawat 6. Ritual Reverb: Two "Blockbuster" Hindi Films Philip Lutgendorf 7. The 1970s Tamil Cinema and the Post-Classical Turn Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai 8. Aesthetic Dislocations: A Re-Take on Malayalam Cinema of the 1970s Ratheesh Radhakrishnan 9. The Retro Noughties: 1970s Hindi Films in 2000s Bollywood Cinema Rajinder Dudrah 10. The Afterlives of 1970s Hindi Cinema Sangita Gopal 11. From Ceiling Fans to A/C and Juice: Javed Akhtar in Conversation with Priya Joshi Priya Joshi
Other Titles: Nineteen-seventies and its legacies in India's cinemas
Responsibility: edited by Priya Joshi and Rajinder Dudrah.

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The 1970s was a pivotal decade in the Indian social, cultural, political and economic landscape: the global oil crisis, wars with China and Pakistan in the previous decade, the Bangladesh war of 1971, labour and food shortages, widespread political corruption, and the declaration of the state of Emergency. Amidst this backdrop Indian cinema in both its popular and art/parallel film forms flourished. This exciting new collection brings together original research from across the arts and humanities disciplines that examine the legacies of the 1970s in India's cinemas, offering an invaluable insight into this important period.

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