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Making meaning in Indian cinema
Part 1 The sociology and politics of the cinematic institution: policing silent film exhibition in colonial south India Parasakthi - the life and times of a DMK film. Part 2 The 1950s: melodrama andExpand
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Film Genres, the Muslim Social, and Discourses of Identity c. 1935–1945
This article explores the phenomenon of the Muslim social film and “Islamicate” cinema of pre-Partition India to suggest a significant background to cinema’s function in the emergence of new states.Expand
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Film Studies, New Cultural History and Experience of Modernity
Experience of Modernity Ravi S Vasudevan This analysis of the popular Bombay cinema starts with certain formulations about the audio-visual in the age of mechanical reproduction, drawing uponExpand
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Bombay (Mani Rathnam, 1995) and Its Publics
Shekhar Mishra, a journalist working in Bombay, visits his village home in Andhra, where he sees and falls in love with Shaila, daughter of the brick-maker, Bashir Ahmad. Both Shekhar’s father, theExpand