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Travels of Bollywood cinema : from Bombay to LA /

Travels of Bollywood cinema :  from Bombay to LA /
DK Number:DK-218054
ISBN: 0198075987
Title: Travels of Bollywood cinema : from Bombay to LA /
Author: edited by Anjali Gera Roy, Chua Beng Huat.
Edition: 1st ed.
Imprint: New Delhi : Oxford University Press,
Physical Desc.: xxxi, 356 p. ; 23 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 31.85
Summary: Papers presented at a workshop held at National University of Singapore in February 2009.
Volume Title: pt. 1. Modernity, globalization, globality -- pt. 2. Love across the border -- pt 3. The other film industry -- pt. 4. Village in the city -- pt. 5. The travels of Bollywood cinema : from Bombay to LA.
Subject Strings: Motion picture industry--India--Bombay--History--Congresses.
  Motion pictures--India--Congresses.
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From Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres on the Indian subcontinent, Indian popular cinema has travelled globally for nearly a century, culminating in the Bollywood-inspired, Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

This volume brings together perspectives on Indian popular cinema, universally known as Bollywood now, from different disciplinary and geographical locations to look afresh at national cinemas. It shows how Bollywood cinema has always crossed borders and boundaries: from the British Malaya, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad, Mauritius, and East and South Africa to the former USSR, West Asia, the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia. While looking at the meanings of nation, diaspora, home, and identity in cinematic texts and contexts, the essays also examine how localities are produced in the new global process by broadly addressing nationalism, regionalism, and transnationalism, politics and aesthetics, as well as spectatorship and viewing contexts.

With contributions from eminent anthropologists, historians, and scholars of cultural, media, communication, and film studies, this book will appeal to anybody keen on learning more about the historical and spatial journeys of Bollywood cinema.

Anjali Gera Roy is Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur and was Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore between 2008 and 2010.

Chua Beng Huat is concurrently Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster; Convenor, PhD Programme in Cultural Studies in Asia; and Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Bollywood, Postcolonical Transformation, and ModernityBill Ashcroft1
Cultural Flows, Travelling Shows: Bombay Talkies, Global TimesMakarand Paranjape19
Mustard Fields, Exotic Tropes, and Travels through Meandering Pathways: Refarming the Yash Raj TrajectoryMadhuja Mukherjee35
The Lahore Film Industry: A Historical SkectchIshtiaq Ahmed55
From Chandigarh to Vancouver: Reimagining Home and Identity in the Films of Harbhajan MannNicola Mooney78
Bollywood, Tollywood, Dollywood: Re-visting Cross-Border Flows and the Beat of the 1970s in the Context of GlobalizationAnuradha Ghosh98
Cinematic Border Crossings in Two Bengals: Cultural Translation as Communalization?Zakir Hossain Raju123
Region, Language, and Indian Cinema: Mysore and Kannada Language Cinema of the 1950sM. K. Raghavendra139
Moderninty and Male Anxieties in Early Malayalam CinemaMeena T. Pillai154
Cinema in Motion: Tracking Tamil Cinema's AssemblageVijay Devadas and Selvaraj Velayutham164
Migrant, Diaspora, NRI: Bhojpuri Cinema and the 'Local in the Global'D. Parthasarathy183
Welcome to Sajjanpur: Theatre and Transnational Hindi CinemaNandi Bhatia199
Diasporic Bollywood: In the Tracks of a Twice-diplaced CommunityManas Ray219
Marketing, Hybridity, and Media Industries: Globalization and Expanding Audiences for Popular Hindi CinemaKavita Karan and David J. Schaefer238
'It Was Filmed in My Home Town': Diasportic Audiences and Foreign Locations in Indian Popular CinemaAndrew Hassam260
Yaari with Angrez: Whiteness for a New Bollywood Hero Teresa Hubel279
Bollywood Films and African AudiencesGwenda Vander Steene302
From Ghetto to Mainstream: Bollywood in/and South AfricaHaseenah Ebrahim321
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