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Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema

 
Ira Bhaskar (Author) Richard Allen (Author)
Synopsis The book explores the Islamicate cultures that richly inform Bombay cinema. These cultures are imagined forms of the past and therefore a contested site of histories and identities. Yet they also form a culturally potent and aesthetically fertile reservoir of images and idioms through which Muslim communities are represented and represent themselves. Islamicate influences inform the language, poetry, music, ideas, and even the characteristic emotional responses elicited by Bombay cinema in general; however, the authors argue that it is in the three genre forms of The Muslim Historical, The Muslim Courtesan Film and The Muslim Social that these cultures are concentrated and distilled into precise iconographic, performative and narrative idioms. Furthermore, the authors argue that it is through these three genres, and their critical re-working by New Wave film makers, that social and historical significance is attributed to Muslim cultures for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
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Bibliographic information

Title Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema
Format Softcover
Date published: 08.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Publisher Tulika Books
Language: English
isbn 8189487539, 9788189487539
length xiv+346p., Plates; Figures; 25cm.