Bollywood and Globalization: Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora

Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Editor), Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande (Editor)

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Commercial cinema has always been one of the biggest indigenous industries in India, and remains so in the post-globalization era, when Indian economy has entered a new phase of global participation, liberalization and expansion. Issues of community, gender, society, social and economic justice, bourgeois-liberal individualism, secular nationhood and ethnic identity are nowhere more explored in the Indian cultural mainstream than in commercial cinema. As Indian economy and policy have gone through a sea-change after the end of the Cold War and the commencement of the Global Capital, the largest cultural industry has followed suit. This book is a significant addition to the study of post-Global Indian culture. The articles represent a variety of theoretical and pedagogical approaches, and the collection will be appreciated by beginners and scholars alike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAnthem Press
Number of pages198
ISBN (Electronic)9781843318897
ISBN (Print)1843318334, 9781843318330
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Publication series

NameAnthem South Asian studies


  • Motion pictures and globalization
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Culture in motion pictures
  • India

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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