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Deities and devotees : cinema, religion, and politics in South India

Author: Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How have cinema and popular religion shaped each other? Is the display of devotion in the cinema hall the same as devotion in a temple? If cinema has a power to persuade people to believe in the image, to mesmerize or even possess them, how do we understand that compelling power? 0Through engaging with these questions, this book presents a genealogical study of the intersections between cinema, religion and politics  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda
ISBN: 9780199487356 0199487359
OCLC Number: 1079179346
Notes: Originally presented as author's thesis (Ph. D.).
Description: xx, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda.

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A genealogical study of the intersections between cinema, religion and politics in Telugu mythological and devotional films.  Read more...

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