The Resource Indian cinema in the time of celluloid : from Bollywood to the emergency, Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Indian cinema in the time of celluloid : from Bollywood to the emergency, Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Label
Indian cinema in the time of celluloid : from Bollywood to the emergency
Title
Indian cinema in the time of celluloid
Title remainder
from Bollywood to the emergency
Statement of responsibility
Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid reconstructs an era of film that saw an unprecedented public visibility attached to the moving image and to its social usage. The cinema was not invented by celluloid, nor will it die with celluloid's growing obsolescence. But 'celluloid' names a distinct era in cinema's career that coincides with a particular construct of the twentieth-century state. This is not merely a coincidence: the very raison d'etre of celluloid was derived from the use to which the modern state put it, as the authorized technology through which the state spoke and as narrative practices endorsing its authority as producer of the rational subject. The book throws new light on a phenomenon that is arguably basic to all cinema, but which India's cinematic evidence throws into sharpest relief: the narrative simulation of a symbolically sanctified rationality at the behest of a state. This evidence is explored through three key moments of serious crisis for the twentieth-century Indian state, in all of which the cinema appears to have played a central role. Bollywood saw Indian cinema herald a globalized culture industry considerably larger than its own financial worth, and a major presence in India's brief claim to financial superpower status. The debate on Fire centrally located spectatorial negotiations around the constitutional right to freedom of speech at a key moment in modern Indian history when Article 19 was under attack from pro-Hindutva forces. And the Emergency (1975-77) saw a New Indian Cinema politically united against totalitarian rule but nevertheless rent asunder by disputes over realism, throwing up new questions around the formation of an epochal moment in independent India
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UKM
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Rajadhyaksha, Ashish
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I8
LC item number
R2775 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
South Asian cinemas.
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Socialism and motion pictures
  • Film
  • Gesellschaft
  • Staat
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Socialism and motion pictures
  • Indien
  • India
Label
Indian cinema in the time of celluloid : from Bollywood to the emergency, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in India in 2009 by Tulika Books, New Delhi"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-427) and index
Contents
'Bollywood' 2004: the globalized freak show of what used to be cinema -- When was Bollywood?: textual and historical discrepancies -- The Cinema-Effect 1: cultural rights vs. the production of authenticity -- The Cinema-Effect 2: social lineages, spectatorial ability -- Administering the symbols of authenticity production, and revisiting a 1990s controversy -- 'You can see without looking': the cinematic 'author' and freedom of expression in cinema -- 'People-Nation' and spectatorial rights: the political 'Authenticity-Effect', the Shiv Sena and a very Bombay history -- The detour of the nation: realist complicities, nationalist excesses -- The Indian emergency: aesthetics of state control -- The problem: a 'Co-Production of Modernities' -- The mechanism: 'Taking' the shot -- Bhupen Khakhar's list: revisiting View From the Teashop -- Mani Kaul and the 'Cinematic Object': Uski Roti and the rulebook of cinema -- Gautam Ghose's Maabhoomi: territorial realism and the 'Narrator' -- The Cinema-Effect: a concluding note
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 441 p.
Isbn
9780253352682
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009517084
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)216935793
  • (OCoLC)ocn216935793
Label
Indian cinema in the time of celluloid : from Bollywood to the emergency, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Publication
Note
"First published in India in 2009 by Tulika Books, New Delhi"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-427) and index
Contents
'Bollywood' 2004: the globalized freak show of what used to be cinema -- When was Bollywood?: textual and historical discrepancies -- The Cinema-Effect 1: cultural rights vs. the production of authenticity -- The Cinema-Effect 2: social lineages, spectatorial ability -- Administering the symbols of authenticity production, and revisiting a 1990s controversy -- 'You can see without looking': the cinematic 'author' and freedom of expression in cinema -- 'People-Nation' and spectatorial rights: the political 'Authenticity-Effect', the Shiv Sena and a very Bombay history -- The detour of the nation: realist complicities, nationalist excesses -- The Indian emergency: aesthetics of state control -- The problem: a 'Co-Production of Modernities' -- The mechanism: 'Taking' the shot -- Bhupen Khakhar's list: revisiting View From the Teashop -- Mani Kaul and the 'Cinematic Object': Uski Roti and the rulebook of cinema -- Gautam Ghose's Maabhoomi: territorial realism and the 'Narrator' -- The Cinema-Effect: a concluding note
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 441 p.
Isbn
9780253352682
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009517084
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)216935793
  • (OCoLC)ocn216935793

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