Directory of World Cinema: India

Edited by Adam Bingham

Directory of World Cinema: India

Edited by Adam Bingham

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

320 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2015
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9781841506227 Published August 2015

Indian cinema teems with a multitude of different voices. The Directory of World Cinema: India provides a broad overview of this rich variety, highlighting distinctions among India’s major cinematic genres and movements while illuminating the field as a whole.
 
This volume’s contributors—many of them leading experts in their fields—approach film in India from a variety of angles, furnishing in-depth essays on significant directors and major regions; detailed historical accounts; considerations of the many faces of India represented in Indian cinema; and explorations of films made in and about India by European directors including Jean Renoir, Peter Brook, and Emeric Pressburger. Taken together, these multifaceted contributions show how India’s varied local film industries throw into question the very concept of a national cinema. The resulting volume will provide a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Indian cinema while offering a fresh perspective sure to interest seasoned students and scholars.

Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction by the Editor
 
Film of the Year
Gangs of Wasseypur
 
Directors
Satyajit Ray
Raj Kapoor
Guru Dutt
Ritwik Ghatak
Shyam Benegal
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Mrinal Sen
 
Pre-Independance Cinema
Music and Musicals in Pre-independance Indian Cinema
The Studios: The Big Three (and others) in India
Reviews
Pramathesh Chandra Barua
 
Post-Independance Cinema
What India? The Many Indias of Indian Cinema
Bollywood: An Introduction
Malayalam Cinema
Tamil Cinema
Mehboob Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
S Shankar
Yash Chopra
Saeed Akhtar Mirza
 
Images of India From Abroad
Reviews
 
Recommended Reading
 
Indian Cinema Online
 
Test Your Knowledge
 
Notes on Contributors
 
Filmography
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