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Figurations in Indian film

Author: Meheli Sen; Anustup Basu
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, [England] ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Indian cinematic traditions have always relied on eclectic ways of figuration that combine signs and affects of desire and abomination. That is, incarnations often emerge at critical interfaces between good/bad, Indian/western, self/other, virtue/vice, myth/reality, and so on. Such figures are products of discontinuous assembling processes that cut through dyadic arrangements and pass the same  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meheli Sen; Anustup Basu
ISBN: 9780230291799 0230291791
OCLC Number: 856053408
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Meheli Sen --
Part 1. Political and typological figures --
Sensate outlaws: the recursive social bandit in Indian popular cultures / Bishnupriya Ghosháá --
What happened to Khadi? dress and costume in Bombay cinema / Anupama Kapse --
Configuring the other: the detective and the real in Satyajit Ray's Chiriakhana / Gautam Basu Thakur --
Part 2. Generic mutations --
Diverting diseases / M. Madhava Prasad --
Nevla as Dracula: figurations of the tantric as monster in the Hindi horror film / Usha Iyer --
Haunted havelis and hapless heroes: gender, genre and the Hindi gothic film / Meheli Sen --
Part 3. Star figures --
"The face that launched a thousand ships": Helen and public femininity in Hindi film / Anustup Basu --
From Superman to Shahenshah: stardom and the transfigurative body of Hrithik Roshan / Nandana Bose --
Con-figurations: the body as world in Bollywood stardom / Sumita S. Chakravarty --
Part 4. Figuring (out) new Bollywood --
Metafiguring Bollywood: (Brecht after Om Shanti Om) / Bhaskar Sarkar --
Bodies in syncopation / Moinak Biswas --
Between Violetta and Vasantasena is Toulouse-Lautrec: cinematic avatars and Bollywood in Moulin Rouge! / Kirsten Strayer --
Afterword: Anustup Basu.
Responsibility: edited by Meheli Sen, Rutgers University, USA, and Anustup Basu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
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This volume brings together a series of essays that interrogate the notion of figuration in Indian cinemas. The essays collectively argue that the figures which exhibit maximum tenacity in Indian  Read more...

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