Studying Indian Cinema

Studying Indian Cinema

by Omar Ahmed


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This book traces the historical evolution of Indian cinema through a number of key decades. The book is made up of 14 chapters with each chapter focusing on one key film, the chosen films analysed in their wider social, political and historical context whilst a concerted engagement with various ideological strands that underpin each film is also evident. In addition to exploring the films in their wider contexts, the author analyses selected sequences through the conceptual framework common to both film and media studies. This includes a consideration of narrative, genre, representation, audience and mise-en-scene. The case studies run chronologically from Awaara (The Vagabond, 1951) to The Elements Trilogy: Water (2005) and include films by such key figures as Satyajit Ray (The Lonely Wife), Ritwick Ghatak (Cloud Capped Star), Yash Chopra (The Wall) and Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906733674
Publisher: Auteur
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Omar Ahmed is Head of Film Studies at Aquinas College in Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Popular Narratives
2. Neo-realist Aesthetics
3. Poetic Fatalism
4. The Trauma of Partition
5. Feminist Concerns
6. Erotic Spectacle
7. Parallel Voices
8. Angry Young Men
9. Reality of the Dispossessed
10. Representing Terrorism
11. Mumbai Noir
12. Once Upon a Time in India
13. Revolutionaries
14. The Elements Trilogy

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