Overview

This book explores India’s rich popular culture and provides illuminating insights into various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political realities of contemporary globalised India. It is essential reading for courses on Indian popular culture and a useful resource for more general courses in the field of cultural studies, media studies, history, literary studies and communication studies.

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Popular Culture in a Globalised India

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Overview

This book explores India’s rich popular culture and provides illuminating insights into various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political realities of contemporary globalised India. It is essential reading for courses on Indian popular culture and a useful resource for more general courses in the field of cultural studies, media studies, history, literary studies and communication studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203884065
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/17/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

K. Moti Gokulsing is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the journal South Asian Popular Culture (SAPC) published by Routledge. His Illusions of a South Asian Identity was published in the April 2008 issue of SAPC.

Wimal Dissanayake is a Professor in the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii. He is the founding editor of the East-West Film Journal and the author and editor of a large number of books including Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary. He is also a distinguished creative writer who has won Sri Lankan national awards for his poetry and literary writings.


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Table of Contents

Introduction by K. Moti Gokulsing and Wimal Dissanayake

Part One



  1. Local Resistance to Global Bangalore-Reading Minority Indian Cinema by M. K. Raghavendra


  2. Breaking News , Indian style: Politics, Democracy and Indian News Television by Nalin Metha


  3. Emancipation or anchored individualism? Women and TV soaps in India by ShehinaFazal


  4. Indian Feminisms: Issues of sexuality and representation by Geetanjali Gangoli

  5. Part Two


  6. The Tragada Bhavaiya Contribution to the making of Hindu Identity in Saurastra by Jayasinhji Jhala


  7. The Mahabharata’s Imprint on Contemporary Literature and Film by Pamela Lothspeich


  8. India: Religious Nationalism and changing profile of Popular Culture by Ram Puniyani

  9. Part Three


  10. Private Music: Individualism, Authenticity, and Genre Boundaries in Bombay Music Industry by Peter Kevetko


  11. Indian Popular Culture and its ‘others’: Bollywood dance and anti-nautch in twenty first century global India by Anna Morcom


  12. From Zenana to Cinema : The impact of Royal Aesthetics on Bollywood Film by Angma D. Jhala

  13. Part Four


  14. Gods, Kings, and Local Telugu Guys: Competing Visions of the Heroic in Indian Comic Books by Karline McLain


  15. The Gated Romance of ‘India Shining’: Visualising Urban Lifestyle in Advertisement of Residential Housing Development by Christiane Brosius


  16. Advertising in a globalised India by Lynne Ciochetto

  17. Part Five


  18. India goes to the Blogs: Cyberspace, Identity, Community by Pramod K. Nayar


  19. The Indian software industry-cultural factors underpinning its evolution by Florian Taeube

  20. Part Six


  21. Opiate of the Masses or None in a Billion Trying to unravel the Indian Sporting Mystery by Boria Majumdar


  22. Going Places: Popular Tourism Writing in India by Anna Kurian

  23. Part Seven


  24. The Discreet Charm of Indian Street-food by Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay


Conclusion

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