Bollywood and its Other(s)

Bollywood and its Other(s)

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How do we define the globalized cinema and media cultures of Bollywood in an age when it has become part of the cultural diplomacy of an emerging superpower? Is it still an 'other' industry in a world dominated by Hollywood? Bollywood and Its Other(s) aims to compensate for the lack of scholarly literature on Indian film by opening up hitherto unexplored sites or sites that are in formation. It focuses on the aesthetic-philosophical questions of the other, Indian diaspora's negotiations with national identity, alternative reading strategies/research methods, marginal genres (sci-fi, horror), marginal characters (flaneuse, vamps), marginal gender (non-normative sexualities), marginal cinema (Hindi avant-garde), marginal language (Hinglish), and marginal regions (the Kashmir valley). It intends to address film scholars, South Asian studies researchers, cinephiles and lay readers alike.English in Hinglish cinema preserves the diversity of Indian culture without lettingone culture orlanguage dominateover the other. ... My argument is that one effect of the influence of English on Hindi is toerode Hindia#39;s natural articulacy and elegance by making its own innate lexicon ... Benegal, D. aamp; Chatterjee, U. (2011) English, August: The Screenplay (New Delhi: Penguin). ... (eds), Other Englishes: EssaysonCommonwealthWriting (Dhaka, Bangladesh: University Press Limited), 1a€“10.

Title:Bollywood and its Other(s)
Author: Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal, Parichay Patra
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-11-04

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