Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Hinduism and Hindi Theater
Author: Diana Dimitrova
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN 10: 1137599235
ISBN 13: 9781137599230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism and Hindi Theater Book Review:

This book explores the representation of Hinduism through myth and discourse in urban Hindi theatre in the period 1880-1960. It discusses representative works of seven influential playwrights and looks into the ways they have imagined and re-imagined Hindu traditions. Diana Dimitrova examines the intersections of Hinduism and Hindi theatre, emphasizing the important role that both myth and discourse play in the representation of Hindu traditions in the works of Bharatendu Harishcandra, Jayshankar Prasad, Lakshminarayan Mishra, Jagdishcandra Mathur, Bhuvaneshvar, Upendranath Ashk, and Mohan Rakesh. Dimitrova’a analysis suggests either a traditionalist or a more modernist stance toward religious issues. She emphasizes the absence of Hindi-speaking authors who deal with issues implicit to the Muslim or Sikh or Jain, etc. traditions. This prompts her to suggest that Hindi theatre of the period 1880-1960, as represented in the works of the seven dramatists discussed, should be seen as truly ‘Hindu-Hindi’ theatre.

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama
Author: Diana Dimitrova
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2008-03-19
ISBN 10: 0773533648
ISBN 13: 9780773533646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama Book Review:

An exploration of the issues of religion and gender in Hindi drama from the 1880s to the 1960s.

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre
Author: Diana Dimitrova
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780820468228
ISBN 13: 0820468223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre Book Review:

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre is a critical study of the dramatic work of naturalistic Hindi playwright Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996). The book explores modern Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century until the 1960s. During this period, proscenium Hindi theatre, which originated under Western influence, matured and thrived. In the years after Independence, there was a strong resentment of Western ideas and cultural influence. Because of political controversies with the British, «Western» influence also came to be understood as «non-Indian» in the sphere of literature. This resulted in a negative stance toward the naturalistic play of Hindi and those dramatists who adhered to it. Thus, this book is a contribution to the present-day cultural dialogue between East and West.

Hindi Literature in the Twentieth Century

Hindi Literature in the Twentieth Century
Author: Hans Peter Theodor Gaeffke,Peter Gaeffke
Publsiher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9783447016148
ISBN 13: 3447016140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bollywood Cinema

Bollywood Cinema
Author: Vijay Mishra
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN 10: 1135310998
ISBN 13: 9781135310998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bollywood Cinema Book Review:

India is home to Bollywood - the largest film industry in the world. Movie theaters are said to be the "temples of modern India," with Bombay producing nearly 800 films per year that are viewed by roughly 11 million people per day. In Bollywood Cinema, Vijay Mishra argues that Indian film production and reception is shaped by the desire for national community and a pan-Indian popular culture. Seeking to understand Bollywood according to its own narrative and aesthetic principles and in relation to a global film industry, he views Indian cinema through the dual methodologies of postcolonial studies and film theory. Mishra discusses classics such as Mother India (1957) and Devdas (1935) and recent films including Ram Lakhan (1989) and Khalnayak (1993), linking their form and content to broader issues of national identity, epic tradition, popular culture, history, and the implications of diaspora.

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas
Author: K. Moti Gokulsing,Wimal Dissanayake
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 1136772847
ISBN 13: 9781136772849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas Book Review:

India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. After years of marginalisation by academics in the Western world, Indian cinemas have moved from the periphery to the centre of the world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars in the field, this Handbook looks at the complex reasons for this remarkable journey. Combining a historical and thematic approach, the Handbook discusses how Indian cinemas need to be understood in their historical unfolding as well as their complex relationships to social, economic, cultural, political, ideological, aesthetic, technical and institutional discourses. The thematic section provides an up-to-date critical narrative on diverse topics such as audience, censorship, film distribution, film industry, diaspora, sexuality, film music and nationalism. The Handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting edge survey of Indian cinemas, discussing Popular, Parallel/New Wave and Regional cinemas as well as the spectacular rise of Bollywood. It is an invaluable resource for students and academics of South Asian Studies, Film Studies and Cultural Studies.

Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema

Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema
Author: Encyclopedia Britannica
Publsiher: Popular Prakashan
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9788179910665
ISBN 13: 8179910660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema Book Review:

The Encyclopaedia Which Brings Together An Array Of Experts, Gives A Perspective On The Fascinating Journey Of Hindi Cinema From The Turn Of The Last Century To Becoming A Leader In The World Of Celluloid.

Conjugations

Conjugations
Author: Sangita Gopal
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN 10: 0226304272
ISBN 13: 9780226304274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conjugations Book Review:

Bollywood movies have been long known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But when India entered the global marketplace in the early 1990s, its film industry transformed radically. Production and distribution of films became regulated, advertising and marketing created a largely middle-class audience, and films began to fit into genres like science fiction and horror. In this bold study of what she names New Bollywood, Sangita Gopal contends that the key to understanding these changes is to analyze films’ evolving treatment of romantic relationships. Gopalargues that the form of the conjugal duo in movies reflects other social forces in India’s new consumerist and global society. She takes a daring look at recent Hindi films and movie trends—the decline of song-and-dance sequences, the upgraded status of the horror genre, and the rise of the multiplex and multi-plot—to demonstrate how these relationships exemplify different formulas of contemporary living. A provocative account of how cultural artifacts can embody globalization’s effects on intimate life, Conjugations will shake up the study of Hindi film.

Bollywood

Bollywood
Author: Tejaswini Ganti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415583845
ISBN 13: 9780415583848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bollywood Book Review:

In Bollywood, anthropologist and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindi cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and the development of popular Hindi filmmaking since the 1930s. Providing information and commentary on the key players in Bollywood, including composers, directors and stars, as well as material from current filmmakers themselves, the areas covered in Bollywood include: history of Indian cinema main themes and characteristics of Hindi cinema significant films, directors and stars production and distribution of Bollywood films interviews with actors, directors and screenwriters. Anyone interested in, or studying Bollywood cinema will find this a valuable purchase.

Pop Culture India!

Pop Culture India!
Author: Asha Kasbekar
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-01
ISBN 10: 1851096361
ISBN 13: 9781851096367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop Culture India! Book Review:

Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film

Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film
Author: William Van der Heide
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9789053565803
ISBN 13: 9053565809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film Book Review:

Annotation Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Mahir Saul,Ralph A. Austen
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0821419315
ISBN 13: 9780821419311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century Book Review:

African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry and the French state. Beginning in1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major showcase for these films. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras. These “Nollywood” films, so named because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema. Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century is the first book to bring together a set of essays offering a unique comparison of these two main African cinema modes.

Theatres of Independence

Theatres of Independence
Author: Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 158729642X
ISBN 13: 9781587296420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatres of Independence Book Review:

Theatres of Independence is the first comprehensive study of drama, theatre, and urban performance in post-independence India. Combining theatre history with theoretical analysis and literary interpretation, Aparna Dharwadker examines the unprecedented conditions for writing and performance that the experience of new nationhood created in a dozen major Indian languages and offers detailed discussions of the major plays, playwrights, directors, dramatic genres, and theories of drama that have made the contemporary Indian stage a vital part of postcolonial and world theatre.The first part of Dharwadker's study deals with the new dramatic canon that emerged after 1950 and the variety of ways in which plays are written, produced, translated, circulated, and received in a multi-lingual national culture. The second part traces the formation of significant postcolonial dramatic genres from their origins in myth, history, folk narrative, sociopolitical experience, and the intertextual connections between Indian, European, British, and American drama. The book's ten appendixes collect extensive documentation of the work of leading playwrights and directors, as well as a record of the contemporary multilingual performance histories of major Indian, Western, and non-Western plays from all periods and genres. Treating drama and theatre as strategically interrelated activities, the study makes post-independence Indian theatre visible as a multifaceted critical subject to scholars of modern drama, comparative theatre, theatre history, and the new national and postcolonial literatures.

India's Shakespeare

India's Shakespeare
Author: Poonam Trivedi,Dennis Bartholomeusz
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780874138818
ISBN 13: 0874138817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

India's Shakespeare Book Review:

This is a collection on the diverse aspects of the interaction between Shakespeare and India, a process embedded in the contradictions of colonialism - of simultaneous submission and resistance. The essays, grouped around the key issues of translation, interpretation, and performance, deal with how the plays were taught, translated, and adapted, as well as the literary, social, and political implications of this absorption into the cultural fabric of India. They also look at the other side, what India meant to Shakespeare. Further, they document how the performance of Shakespeare both colonized and catalyzed Indian theater - being staged in English in schools, in translation in various parts of the country, through acculturation into indigenous theater forms and Hindi cinema. The book highlights, and thus rereads, not just one of the longest and most widespread interactions between a Western author and the East but also part of the colonial and postcolonial history of India. Poonam Trivedi is a Reader in English at Indraprastha College, University of Delhi. Now retired, Dennis Bartholomeusz was Reader in English literature at Monash University in Melbourne.

Producing Bollywood

Producing Bollywood
Author: Tejaswini Ganti
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN 10: 0822352133
ISBN 13: 9780822352136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Producing Bollywood Book Review:

Producing Bollywood is an in-depth ethnography of the Bombay-based Hindi film industry, more popularly known as Bollywood. Taking readers inside this hugely popular global industry, Tejaswini Ganti focuses on the social world and professional practices of well-known Hindi filmmakers.

Imagining Indianness

Imagining Indianness
Author: Diana Dimitrova,Thomas de Bruijn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN 10: 3319410156
ISBN 13: 9783319410159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Indianness Book Review:

This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses. The collection of essays examines questions related to the interpretation of the Indian past and present, the meanings of ancient and venerated cultural symbols in ancient times and modern, while discussing the ideological implications of the interpretation of identity and “Indianness” and how they reflect and influence the power-structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Thus, the book studies the various aspects of the on-going process of constructing, imagining, re-imagining, and narrating “Indianness”, as revealed in the literatures and cultures of India.

Beauty Unlimited

Beauty Unlimited
Author: Gregory Velazco Trianosky,Noël Carroll
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2012-12-03
ISBN 10: 0253006538
ISBN 13: 9780253006530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty Unlimited Book Review:

“A feminist aesthetics text which bridges aesthetic theory, art and popular culture and acknowledges the evolving character of standards of beauty” (Teaching Philosophy). Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty, both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions
Author: Diana Dimitrova,Tatiana Oranskaia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 1351123602
ISBN 13: 9781351123600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions Book Review:

The issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions has not been examined before as a process involving various methods to affect the socio-cultural cognition of the community. It is therefore essential to consider the context of "divinizing" and to analyse what groups, institutions or individuals define the discourse, what are the ideological positions that they represent, and who or what is being divinized. This book deals with the issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions. It aims at studying cultural questions related to the representations and the mythologizing of the divine. It also explores the human relations to the "divine other." It studies the interpretations of the divine in religious texts and the embodiment of the "divine other" in ritual practices. The focus is on studying the phenomenon of divinizing in its religious, cultural, and ideological implications. The book comprises eight chapters that explore the question of divinizing from the 2nd century CE up to present-day in North and South India. The chapters discuss the issue both from insider and outsider perspectives, within the framework of textual study as well as ideological and anthropological analysis. All articles explore various aspects of the cultural phenomenon of being in relation to the divine other, of the process of interpreting and embodying the divine, and of the representation of the divinizing process, as revealed in the literatures and cultures of South Asia. Applying theoretical models of religious and cultural studies to discuss texts written in South Asian languages and engage in critical dialogue with current scholarship, this book is an indispensable study of literary, religious and cultural production in South Asia. It will be of interest to academics in the fields of South Asian studies, Asian Studies, religious and cultural studies as well as comparative religion.

Cinema in Focus

Cinema in Focus
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029108324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accessions List, South Asia

Accessions List, South Asia
Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010672959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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