This book examines the temporal and spatial flows of Indian Popular cinema from Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres in the Indian subcontinent to widely dispersed spaces of consumption for nearly a century. With essays by eminent scholars, it brings together perspectives on ‘Bollywood cinema from diverse disciplinary and geographical locations to bear upon notions of nationalism, regionalism, and transnalism; politics and aesthetics; and exhibition practices and spectatorship in order to re-conceptualize the understanding of national cinemas.
Anjali Gera Roy is Professor, Department of Humanities and social, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and was senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2008-9) Chuha Beng Huat is concurrently, Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster; Convenor, PhD Programme in Cultural Studies in Asia; and Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.
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