Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema

Paperback | October 1, 2007

EditorVinay Lal, Ashis Nandy

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The book explores the extent to which Indian popular cinema offers a fresh view of South Asian public life while being a distinctive response to the new political presence of changing culture of the urban middle classes in the region. It uses the Indian popular cinema to re-examine therelationships among society, politics, and culture.

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The book explores the extent to which Indian popular cinema offers a fresh view of South Asian public life while being a distinctive response to the new political presence of changing culture of the urban middle classes in the region. It uses the Indian popular cinema to re-examine therelationships among society, politics, and culture.

Vinay Lal is an Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles. Ashis Nandy is formerly a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195692675

ISBN - 13:9780195692679

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