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Associate Professor Lalitha Gopalan authors book on Indian cinema

The Cinema of India

Posted: June 22, 2010
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The Cinema of India closely examines 24 landmark films from one of the world's largest national cinemas. Assembling writings by renowned scholars of Indian cinema, each essay provides a novel framework to read a film and when considered together, a kaleidoscopic pattern emerges acknowledging the varied terrain of Indian film production and its reception both nationally and globally. The volume offers a comprehensive consideration of the histories of different regional cinemas; the role of the studios; the place of 'middle' cinema and its relationship to state subsidies; the style of popular films; the allure of stardom; the resistant style of art films; the resurgence of auteurism; and the poetics of documentary. This study discusses in-depth a wide range of films released over a period of more than sixty years, including Saint Tukaram (1936), Parasakthi (1957), Bhuvan Shome (1969), Ghattashradda (1977) and Ram Ke Nam (1991).

About the author:

Lalitha Gopalan is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Cinema of Interruptions: Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema (2002) and Bombay (2005).

http://www.wallflowerpress.co.uk/product/24-frames/cinema_of_india

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