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Studying Indian Cinema

byOmar Ahmed

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This book traces the historical evolution of Indian cinema through a number of key decades. The book is made up of 14 chapters with each chapter focusing on one key film, the chosen films analysed in their wider social, political and historical context whilst a concerted engagement with various ideological strands that underpin each film is also evident. In addition to exploring the films in their wider contexts, the author analyses selected sequences through the conceptual framework common to both film and media studies. This includes a consideration of narrative, genre, representation, audience and mise-en-scene. The case studies run chronologically from Awaara (The Vagabond, 1951) to The Elements Trilogy: Water (2005) and include films by such key figures as Satyajit Ray (The Lonely Wife), Ritwick Ghatak (Cloud Capped Star), Yash Chopra (The Wall) and Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!).

Omar Ahmed is Head of Film Studies at Aquinas College in Manchester, UK.
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Title:Studying Indian CinemaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:AuteurLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906733678

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Popular Narratives2. Neo-realist Aesthetics3. Poetic Fatalism4. The Trauma of Partition5. Feminist Concerns6. Erotic Spectacle7. Parallel Voices8. Angry Young Men9. Reality of the Dispossessed10. Representing Terrorism11. Mumbai Noir12. Once Upon a Time in India13. Revolutionaries14. The Elements TrilogyBibliographyFilmographyIndex