Figurations in Indian film

Meheli Sen (Editor), Anustup Basu (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook


This volume brings together a series of essays that interrogate the notion of figuration in Indian cinemas. The essays collectively argue that the figures which exhibit maximum tenacity in Indian cinema often emerge in the interface of recognizable binaries: self/other, Indian/foreign, good/bad, virtue/vice, myth/reality and urban/rural.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages292
ISBN (Electronic)9781137349781
ISBN (Print)9780230291799
StatePublished - Oct 21 2013


  • argue
  • Bertolt Brecht
  • body
  • Brecht
  • cinema
  • corpus
  • culture
  • essay
  • film
  • gender
  • genre
  • gothic
  • India
  • Indian
  • myth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Foreword/postscript

    Afterword: A Note on Mythic Figuration in Classical Hindi Film

    Sen, M. & Basu, A., 2013, Figurations in Indian Film. Sen, M. & Basu, A. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 268-278

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

  • "The face that launched a thousand ships": Helen and public femininity in Hindi film

    Basu, A., Oct 21 2013, Figurations in Indian Film. Sen, M. & Basu, A. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 139-157 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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