Overview for 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Crisis and Resilience
The book is an invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the students and general readers. From the year 1913 to 2013, Cinema as a form travelled through a large number of spheres. When the country was under British domination and rule, it was cinema which presented the idea of freedom. When the country was going through the toughest times, it was cinema that actually talked about ideals, aspirations, religion and talked about all the possible ways to lead a better and meaningful life. Cinema as a discipline was trying to become a medium for the masses, which could emerge as something, through which people get meaning and better understanding of their lives. The present book enriched with 27 chapters contributed by experts in their respective fields. With the concepts like Capitalism, Socialism, Independence, Livelihood etc. Indian Cinema was trying to create a new territory of meaning and expertise.
Bandana Jha (Author)
Dr. Bandana Jha obtained B.A. Hons (Economics) from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, M.A. (Hindi), M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has also secured Diploma in Bahasa Indonesia and Mongolian from JNU, New Delhi. Currently Dr. Jha is working as Associate Professor (Deptt. of Hindi and Coordinator, Mass Communication) in Vasanta College for Women (Affiliated to BHU, Varanasi). She has published 4 books and Hundreds of poetries, stories, articles, translated works etc. published in magazines like Aajkal, Vagarth, Sakkshatkar, Baya, Kadambini, Samved, Antika, Mizan etc. and newspapers like Hindustan, Rashtriya Sahara etc.