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Wanted cultured ladies only! : female stardom and cinema in India, 1930s-1950s

Author: Neepa Majumdar
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charting the rise of the film star in early Indian cinema

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neepa Majumdar
ISBN: 9780252034329 0252034325 9780252076282 0252076281
OCLC Number: 244567142
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Translocating : Hollywood stardom in India --
The split discourse of Indian stardom --
The morality and machinery of stardom --
Real and imagined stars --
Spectatorial desires and the hierarchies of stardom --
Monopoly, frontality, and doubling in postwar Bombay cinema --
Nargis and the double space of female desire in Anhonee --
The embodied voice : song sequences and stardom in Bombay cinema.
Responsibility: Neepa Majumdar.
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