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Bollywood
Sociology Goes To the Movies

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Asian Studies | Film and Cinema

March 2006 | 212 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
`Dudrah… successfully renews an interdisciplinary dialogue between cinema and sociology… Dudrah's book is a great reference for multi-disciplinary research… the book gives academic credence to Bollywood cinema' - The Tribune

`A new book which gives an extraordinary insight into Bollywood' - Asian Voice

`This book asks and answers some interesting questions about what exactly Bollywood is' - New India Express

Why are people fascinated with Bollywood? What is the cultural significance of the films produced there? In recent years Bollywood - the popular Hindi cinema from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India - has received widespread international attention in the global media. The book examines the reasons for this interest and provides an unrivalled guide to the phenomenon.

The book:

· provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical engagement with Bollywood cinema and its audiences;

· examines the role and representations of cultural icons in Bollywood films;

· pinpoints the key trends in the Bollywood film industry as it develops in the age of globalization;

· subjects Bollywood to the first systematic sociological, cultural and media analysis.

Packed with memorable examples and penetrating insights, this is a marvellous work which combines sociology with media and cultural analysis to provide a highly original account of the Bollywood phenomenon.

 
Introduction
 
Towards a Sociology of Cinema
 
Singing for India
Songs in the Bollywood Film  
 
Reading Popular Hindi Films in the Diaspora and the Performance of Urban Indian and Diasporic Identity
 
Bollywood Cinema Going in New York
 
Queer as Desis
Secret Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Bollywood Films in Diasporic Urban Ethnoscapes  
 
Between and Beyond Bollywood and Hollywood
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix: Six Genres of Bollywood Films
 
Bibliography
 
Index

`A new book which gives an extraordinary insight into Bollywood' - Asian Voice

`This book asks and answers some interesting questions about what exactly Bollywood is' - New India Express

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