Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas
Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Editted By: K. Gokulsing, Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415677745
1. Introduction K. Moti Gokulsing, University of East London, UK and Wimal Dissanayake Part 1: Historical Analysis 2. From Cultural Backwardness to the Age of Imitation: An Essay in Film History M. Madhava Prasad 3. The Indian New Wave Ira Bhaskar 4. Regional Cinemas: 4.1 ‘Bengali’ Cinema: Its Making and Unmaking Sharmistha Gooptu 4.2 Assamese Cinema: Dreams, Reality and Dichotomies Manoj Barpujari 4.3 Odia (the new name for Oriya) Cinema at 75 Shyamhari Chakra 4.4 Marathi Cinema: The Exile, the Factory and Fame Amrit Gangar4.5 Gujarati Cinema: Stories of Sant, Sati, Shethani and Sparks Afew Amrit Gangar 4.6 Matriliny to Masculinity: Performing Modernity and Gender in Malayalam Cinema Meena T. Pillai 4.7 Kannada Cinema and Princely Mysore M. K. Raghavendra 4.8 The Star-politicians of Tamil Nadu: The origin and emergence Theodore Baskaran 4.9 Beyond the Star: Telegu Comedy Films and Realpolitik in Andhra Pradesh Joe Christopher 4.10 Mapping the invisible world of Bhojpuri cinema and its changing audience Ratnakar Tripathy 4.11 From Lahore to Bombay…and Vancouver: The Chequered Journey of Punjabi Cinema Prabhjot Parmar Part 2: Themes and Perspectives 5. The evolution of representing Female sexuality in Hindi Cinema 1991 - 2010 Shoma A Chatterji 6. Queer Times in Bollywood Rama Srinivasan 7. The Scale of Diasporic Cinema: Negotiating National and Transnational Cultural Citizenship Jigna Desai 8. The Shifting Terrains of Nationalism and Patriotism in Indian Cinemas Vijay Devadas 9. Digitizing the National Imaginary: Technology and Hybridization in Hindi Film Songs of the Post-Liberalization Period Aniruddha Dutta 10. Trends in Hindi Film music with special reference to Socio-Economic and Political Changes Pankaj Rag 11. Music in Mainstream Indian CinemaPremendra Mazumder 12. Scriptwriting- In and Out of the Box Anil Zankar 13. The Fictions of Science and Cinema in India Raminder Kaur 14. Film Censorship in India: Deconstructing an Incongruity Someswar Bhowmik 15. Advertising and marketing of the Indian Cinema Lynne Ciochetto Part 3: The Business of Indian Cinemas 16. Film Distribution: The Changing Landscape Ravi Gupta 17. Corporatization and the Hindi Film Industry Tejaswini Ganti 18. Indian Cinemas: Acknowledging Property Rights Amir Ullah Khan 19. Foundations, Movements and Dissonant Images: documentary film and its ambivalent relations to the nation state Nicole WolfPart 4: Cinema Halls and Audiences 20. Active Audiences and the Experience of CinemaLakshmi Srinivas 21. Hindi film audiences outside South Asia Shakuntala Banaji 22. Cinema as Social Space: The Case of the Multiplex Adrian Athique 23. Virtual Darshan: social networking and virtual communities in the Hindi film context Steven Baker 24. Conclusion K. Moti Gokulsing and Wimal Dissanayake

Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies
Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies

Editted By: Dr. Meena T Pillai
ISBN: 9788125038658
Drawing on contemporary critical theories and academic debates, Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies analyses Malayalam cinema and the question of women from different perspectives. In its focus on woman-cinema interface, as depicted in a century of Malayalam cinema, this book addresses a wide range of themes crucial for a nuanced understanding of Malayalam film culture—gender stereotyping, marriage and family, the aftermaths of matriliny, caste and gender relations, hegemonic patriarchy, female friendships and soft porn.

These diverse concerns are held together by a key focal point: the paradox of regressive modernisation in Kerala’s cultural politics. While the widely discussed and extolled ‘Kerala Model’ has yielded much grist to the statistical mills of Left-liberal developmental sociologists, questions concerning more precise connections between the impressive developmental indices and the cultural politics that shape the lives and subjectivities of women within this ‘model state’ have remained relatively unexplored. Deconstructing patriarchal dominance in Malayalam cinema, mainstream and avant garde, this collection elucidates how films offer stereotypical images of women conforming to subordination. Be it Vigathakumaran (1928), or Sthree (1950), or a more recent one Achanarangathaveedu (2005)—there is a constant failure across films to look beyond the portrayal of woman as someone ‘who loves to cook and clean, wash and scrub, shine and polish for her man’.

This volume, a first of its kind on Malayalam cinema, has diverse contributions from litterateurs, film critics and screenwriters, and will be of interest to scholars of film, media and gender studies.

Rohinton Mistry: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Rohinton Mistry: An Anthology Of Recent Criticism Overview

Editted By: Anjali Gera Roy and Meena T Pillai
Publisher: PENCRAFT
ISBN: 8185753814
This anthology examine the textual strategies employed in the fiction of Rohinton Mistry, a major Indian-Canadian writer. These include the blending of a ‘solid crust’ of realism with an ‘incandescent core’ of fantasy, the dialectical play of rootedness and uprootedness in today’s postcolonial/neocolonial ambience, the challenges to a self-contained though remarkably resilient Parsi community, the fluidity of subject positions in an attempt to cope with the impact of globalization, and others.

Divided into five sections, the first section of this volume makes for a broader-based interrogation of Mistry’s oeuvre while the subsequent sections are devoted to his individual works.

Contributors : Chelva Kanaganayakam, Nilufer E Bharucha, Paromita Chakravarti, Swati Ganguly, Supriya M, Jose Verghese, Deepika Bahri, Jameela Begum A, Mala Pandurang, P Radhika, Kaela Jubas, K C Belliappa, Deborah Weagel, Sukeshi Kamra, Vijay Sheshadri, Peter Morey.