Global Bollywood Travels of Hindi Song and Dance
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Description: Bollywood movies and their signature song-and-dance spectacles are an aesthetic familiar to people around the world, and Bollywood music now provides the rhythm for ads marketing goods such as computers and a beat for remixes and underground bands. These musical numbers have inspired scenes in Western films such as Vanity Fairand Moulin Rouge. nbsp; Global Bollywoodshows how this currency in popular culture and among diasporic communities marks only the latest phase of the genrersquo;s world travels. This interdisciplinary collection describes the many roots and routes of the Bollywood song-and-dance spectacle. Examining the reception of Bollywood music in places as diverse as Indonesia and Israel, the essays offer a stimulating redefinition of globalization, highlighting the cultural influence of Hindi film music from its origins early in the twentieth century to today. nbsp; Contributors: Walter Armbrust, Oxford U; Anustup Basu, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Colorado College; Edward K. Chan, Kennesaw State U; Bettina David, Hamburg U; Rajinder Dudrah, U of Manchester; Shanti Kumar, U of Texas, Austin; Monika Mehta, Binghamton U; Anna Morcom, Royal Holloway College; Ronie Parciack, Tel Aviv U; Biswarup Sen, U of Oregon; Sangita Shrestova; Richard Zumkhawala-Cook, Shippensburg U. nbsp; Sangita Gopal is assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon. Sujata Moorti is professor of womenrsquo;s and gender studies at Middlebury College.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 6/16/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Sangita Gopal is associate professor of English at the University of Oregon. She is the coeditor of Global Bollywood: Transnational Travels of Hindi Film Music.