Catalog Home Page

Bollywood cinema: Temples of desire

Mishra, V. (2002) Bollywood cinema: Temples of desire. Routledge, London, England.

Google Books Preview: http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Bollywood_C...
*Open access. Some pages may not be available

Abstract

India is home to Bollywood - the largest film industry in the world. Movie theaters are said to be the "temples of modern India," with Bombay producing nearly 800 films per year that are viewed by roughly 11 million people per day. In Bollywood Cinema, Vijay Mishra argues that Indian film production and reception is shaped by the desire for national community and a pan-Indian popular culture. Seeking to understand Bollywood according to its own narrative and aesthetic principles and in relation to a global film industry, he views Indian cinema through the dual methodologies of postcolonial studies and film theory. Mishra discusses classics such as Mother India (1957) and Devdas (1935) and recent films including Ram Lakhan (1989) and Khalnayak (1993), linking their form and content to broader issues of national identity, epic tradition, popular culture, history, and the implications of diaspora.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge
Copyright: 2002 Routledge
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13270
Item Control Page Item Control Page