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Understanding Bollywood

Mishra, V. (2011) Understanding Bollywood. In: Fortner, R.S. and Fackler, P.M., (eds.) The handbook of global communication and media ethics. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 577-601.

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This essay brings together four key elements of Bollywood cinema:

1. the lure of the mythological;
2. the allure of the Muslim courtesan, and Urdu, Bollywood's language of love;
3. the hegemony of melodrama; and
4. the persistence of song and dance.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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