Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

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This study tracks the evolution of 'Bollywood style' in popular Indian cinema between 1991 and 2004. In addressing the social, political and economic implications of this cinematic revolution, Basu finds the frontier of modernisation in the subcontinent today and explains how some features of Bollywood can actually be connected to conservative Brahminical imaginations of class, caste, or gender hierarchies. This comprehensive account of present-day India caught between brave new silicon valleys and farmer suicides will appeal to academics and students alike across a broad range of disciplines, including film, cultural and postcolonial studies. Key Features: • Connects this filmic 'geo-televisual' style to an ongoing story of the uneven globalizing process in India • Basu's wide-ranging of methodological approach engages with the theoretical domains of post-structuralism, post-colonialism, and film and media studies • Provides an interdisciplinary study of an emerging third world country through a close study of Bollywood style.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages272
ISBN (Electronic)9780748686766, 9780748643233
ISBN (Print)9780748641024, 9780748649396
StatePublished - Sep 13 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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