Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid
From Bollywood to the Emergency
By (author) Ashish Rajadhyaksha
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Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid by Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Book DescriptionIn Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid, Ashish Rajadhyaksha argues that any exploration of the social uses to which cinema is put in a place like India can only make sense if it transforms our understanding of cinema itself. Taking as his timeframe the era of celluloid, which is also marked by public experiences of spectatorship and uses of cinema by the state, Rajadhyaksha examines three moments of crisis for the Indian State in which cinema played a central role.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253220486
(6034mm x 4710mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (July 2016)
The Indian cinema sells 2.9 billion movie tickets annually, the largest in the world. Yet, as an economic entity, the Indian movie industry remains small, with an annual revenue that is 5% of Hollywood's. This volume throws light on the history of Indian cinema and the circumstances that saw the birth of one of the world's great countercultures.
Kumar Shahani, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Ashish Rajadhyaksha
The fifty-one essays compiled in this book were written over a forty-year period by India's leading independent filmmaker. They provide new insights into a turbulent era in modern India's cultural history. Kumar Shahani has taught, spoken and written on a variety of subjects over this period.
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Author Biography - Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Ashish Rajadhyaksha is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore, and a critic and writer on cinema, art, and culture. He is author and editor (with Paul Willemen) of the Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema and author of Ritwik Ghatak: A Return to the Epic.
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