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Cinematic ImagiNation Indian Popular Films As Social History

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ISBN-10: 0813531918

ISBN-13: 9780813531915

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jyotika Virdi

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India produces more films than any other country and these works are consumed by non-Western cultures in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and by Indian communities across the world. This text focuses on how such a dominant media configures the 'nation' in post-Independence Hindi cinema.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 3/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Nation and Its Discontents
The Nation, in Theory
The Creative ImagiNation
Theorizing National Cinema
Nation and Its Embodiments
Pleasure and Terror of the Feminine
The Idealized Woman
Fixing the Figure of the Woman
Woman, Community, Nation
The "Social Butterfly."
Heroes and Villains: Narrating the Nation
Heroes and Villains
Sons and Mothers
Heroines, Romance, and Social History
Reading Resistance
Contesting the Laxman Rekha
Film/Star Text: Reading Social Change
The Sexed Body
Filmic Love
Victims to Vigilantes
Rape and the Rape Threat
The Sexed Body and Specular Pleasure
Double-Speak about the Body
Unsettled Scores
Re-reading Romance
Transgressions of "True Love."
Reinstating "Family Values."
Romantic Love and the Culture of Consumption
The End of the Nehruvian Era