Directory of World Cinema: India (Book)

Edited by Adam Bingham

Indian cinema teems with a multitude of different voices. The Directory of World Cinema: India provides a broad overview of this rich variety, highlighting distinctions among India’s major cinematic genres and movements while illuminating the field as a whole.

Category: Film Studies

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Indian cinema teems with a multitude of different voices. The Directory of World Cinema: India provides a broad overview of this rich variety, highlighting distinctions among India’s major cinematic genres and movements while illuminating the field as a whole. This volume’s contributors – many of them leading experts in the fields – approach film in India from a variety of angles, furnishing in-depth essays on significant directors and major regions; detailed historical accounts; considerations of the many faces of India represented in Indian cinema; and explorations of films made in and about India by European directors including Jean Renoir, Peter Brook, and Powell and Pressburger. Taken together, these multifaceted contributions show how India’s varied local film industries throw into question the very concept of a national cinema. The resulting volume will provide a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Indian cinema while offering a fresh perspective sure to interest seasonal students and scholars.

Acknowledgements

Introduction by the Editor

Film of the Year
Gangs of Wasseypur

Directors
Satyajit Ray
Raj Kapoor
Guru Dutt
Ritwik Ghatak
Shyam Benegal
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Mrinal Sen

Pre-Independence Cinema
Music and Musicals in Pre-independence Indian Cinema
The Studios: The Big Three (and others) in India
Reviews
Pramathesh Chandra Barua

Post-Independence Cinema
What India? The Many Indias of Indian Cinema
Bollywood: An Introduction Malayalam Cinema
Tamil Cinema
Mehboob Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
S Shankar
Yash Chopra
Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Images of India From Abroad

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Indian Cinema Online

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