About the Book
Just as the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema comes to an end, this book takes stock of continuities as well as breaks that have made Indian cinema what it is now
Volume contains original, sophisticated and complementary selection of chapters that examine ‘figures’ in and of Indian cinema
Indian cinema here is taken in its broad sense to include popular and more art and new / niche film developments
This collection of essays brings together ideas about figures and figurations that have been swirling around in Indian cinema studies for a considerable period now
Thematically arranged under four sections, the essays (12) examine a wide range of films that differ stylistically and linguistically under an umbrella concept of ‘figuration’ or ‘Indian modernity’
The authors approach Indian cinema from multiple perspectives, ranging from investigations of the political and the generic, to unraveling the figurative resonances of fabrics, stars, and icons, in an era of media convergence.
Figurations in Indian Film demonstrates that the conversation about the relationship between bodies, modernity, globalization, aesthetics and politics is far from settled and suggests some exciting new ways of theorizing the same.
This book would appeal to any reader interested in Indian cinema, culture and politics.