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Bollywood's India : a public fantasy

Bollywood's India : a public fantasy

Author: Priya Joshi
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Analyzes the role of the cinema's most popular blockbusters in making, unmaking, and remaking modern India

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Priya Joshi
ISBN: 9780231169608 0231169604 9780231169615 0231169612
OCLC Number: 964639922
Description: 1 v. (XIX-191 p.) : illustrations, couv. illustrations en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The social work of cinema --
Bollywood's India --
Making India --
Remaking India I --
Remaking India II --
Unmaking "India" --
Cinema as public fantasy "two dynasties that rule the nation's popular imagination" --
Police and thieves --
Career opportunities --
Cinema as family romance --
Film, family, and family romance --
Deewaar, the manifest narrative --
"India is Indira" --
Bollywood, Bollylite --
The world according to Bollywood --
The world according to Hollywood --
Bollylite in America --
Epilogue: Anthem for a new India
Responsibility: Priya Joshi.


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Priya Joshi's work is a timely assessment of key films and periods in Bollywood's history. Its wide-ranging literary, theoretical, and sociocultural perspectives, which cut across literature, Read more...

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