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The aching joys of Bollywood song and dance

Mishra, V.ORCID: 0000-0002-0193-9736 (2009) The aching joys of Bollywood song and dance. Postcolonial Studies, 12 (2). pp. 247-254.

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There is now an extensive bibliography on Indian cinema, especially on Bollywood cinema, which examines this cinema from perspectives derived from the discipline of film theory and criticism generally. What has been missing until the publication of Gopal and Moorti's anthology Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance is a feature which is at the crux of popular Indian cinema: song and dance routines. The book, however, is not about Indian cinema per se but about its most recognizable global form, the form that has come to be known as Bollywood...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2009 Vijay Mishra
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