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Asian Film Journeys: Selections from Cinemaya

Asian Film Journeys: Selections from Cinemaya

by Rashmi Doraiswamy, Latika Padgaonkar

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For lovers of Asian cinema and for those simply curious to know its trends and moods, experiments and innovations since it strode the world stage with assurance in the mid- 80s, Asian Film Journeys is a feast. It presents a selection of articles that appeared in the pages of Cinemaya, The Asian Film Quarterly between 1988 and 2004, articles that closely tracked the bold new film narrative of both the well-known and the lesser-known cinemas as it unfolded. The Quarterly remained, for fifteen years, the one and only serious yet lively platform for writing on the cinemas of Asian countries. Given that the writers were mostly Asian-apart from some keen and long-standing followers of Asian cinema from the West-the magazine offered, for the first time, a truly authentic point of view, a look at films from within their cultures. The book gives a bird’s eye view of the style and substance, art and craft of these cinemas and captures some of the Asian air it let in!

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ISBN-13: 9788183282086
Publisher: Wisdom Tree Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Professor, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Jslamia, New Delhi. Winner of the National Award for Best Critic (1994), she was associated with Cinemaya since its inception up to 2001, first as Assistant, then Deputy and later Executive Editor. Author of The Post-Soviet Condition: Chintz Aitmatov in the '90s (2005) and Guru Dutt: Through Light and Shade (2008), editor of Cultural Histories of Central Asia (2009), co-editor of Being and Becoming: The Cinemas of Asia (2002) and Globatisation and the Third World (2009).

Former Executive Editor of Cinemaya with which she was associated from the beginning, former Joint Director of Osian's-Cinefan Festival of Asian & Arab Cinema, journalist, editor and translator, Latika Padgaonkar has served on juries of many international film festivals, has co-edited Being and Becoming: The Cinemas' of Asia (2002), The World of Kenji Mizoguchi (2007), Women in Politics (1993), has a PhD from the University of Paris, and worked for many years with UNESCO.

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