ISBN-10:
0816645787
ISBN-13:
9780816645787
Pub. Date:
06/16/2008
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Global Bollywood: Travels Of Hindi Song And Dance

Global Bollywood: Travels Of Hindi Song And Dance

by Sangita Gopal, Sujata Moorti

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Global Bollywood: Travels Of Hindi Song And Dance

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 Fair and Moulin Rouge.

  Global Bollywoodshows how this currency in popular culture and among diasporic communities marks only the latest phase of the genre’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.

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.

Sangita Gopal is assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon. Sujata Moorti is professor of women’s and gender studies at Middlebury College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816645787
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 06/16/2008
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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.

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