Hindi Cinema: Repeating the Subject - Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (Hardback)
  • Hindi Cinema: Repeating the Subject - Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (Hardback)
zoom

Hindi Cinema: Repeating the Subject - Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (Hardback)

(author)
£125.00
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 16/10/2012
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Hindi Cinema is full of instances of repetition of themes, narratives, plots and characters. By looking at 60 years of Hindi cinema, this book focuses on the phenomenon as a crucial thematic and formal code that is problematic when representing the national and cinematic subject. It reflects on the cinema as motivated by an ongoing crisis of self-formation in modern India.

The book looks at how cinema presents liminal and counter-modern identities emerging within repeated modern attempts to re-enact traumatic national events so as to redeem the past and restore a normative structure to happenings. Establishing structure and event as paradigmatic poles of a historical and anthropological spectrum for the individual in society, the book goes on to discuss cinematic portrayals of violence, gender embodiment, religion, economic transformations and new globalised Indianness as events and sites of liminality disrupting structural aspirations.

After revealing the impossibility of accurate representation of incommensurable and liminal subjects within the historiography of the nation-state, the book highlights how Hindi cinema as an ongoing engagement with the nation-state as a site of eventfulness draws attention to the problematic nature of the thematic of nation. It is a useful study for academics of Film Studies and South Asian Culture.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415698672
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

8 1/2
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Best Years of Our Lives
Added to basket
Tinseltown
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
French New Wave
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Added to basket
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
Added to basket
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies
Added to basket
CIty of Nets
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Story
Added to basket
£22.95
Paperback
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
The Shining
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
History of Film
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
How to Read a Film
Added to basket
£28.99
Paperback
The Cinema of John Carpenter
Added to basket
The Filmmaker Says
Added to basket
Cinema I
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.