Navigation überspringen.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture

Dalmia, Vasudha [u.a.] [Hrsg.]
The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture / edited by Vasudha Dalmia and Rashmi Sadana. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - ca. 326 S. : Ill., Kt. (Cambridge companions to culture)
ISBN 978-0-521-51625-9 (Hardback)
£ 55,00
ISBN 978-0-521-73618-3 (Paperback)
£ 17,99
DDC: 954.05; 306.0954
-- Angekündigt für April 2012 --

India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of literature, theatre, film, modern and popular art, music, television and food; it also explores in detail social divisions, customs, communications and daily life. In a series of engaging, erudite and occasionally moving essays the contributors, drawn from a variety of disciplines, examine not merely what constitutes modern Indian culture, but just how wide-ranging are the cultures that persist in the regions of India. This volume will help the reader understand the continuities and fissures within Indian culture and some of the conflicts arising from them. Throughout, what comes to the fore is the extraordinary richness and diversity of modern Indian culture. [Verlagsinformation]

List of illustrations. vii
List of maps. ix
List of contributors. x
Chronology. xi
Rashmi Sadana and Vasudha Dalmia:
Introduction. 1
1. Ann Grodzins Gold:
Scenes of rural change. 13
2. Stuart Blackburn:
The formation of tribal identities. 30
3. Amita Baviskar
Food and agriculture. 49
4. Smriti Srinivas:
Urban forms of religious practice. 67
5. Christophe Jaffrelot:
The politics of caste identities. 80
6. Supriya Chaudhuri:
The Bengali novel. 101
7. Rashmi Sadana:
Writing in English. 124
8. Debjani Ganguly:
Dalit life histories. 142
9. Sonal Khullar:
National tradition and modernist art. 163
10. Kajri Jain:
Mass reproduction and the art of the bazaar. 184
11. Vasudha Dalmia:
Urban theatre and the turn towards 'folk'. 206
12. Ravi S. Vasudevan:
Aesthetics and politics in popular cinema. 226
13. Amanda Weidman:
Musical genres and national identity. 247
14. Amrita Ibrahim:
Voyeurism and the family on television. 264
Further reading. 283
Index. 291

VASUDHA DALMIA, University of California, Berkeley. Profile page.
RASHMI SADANA is Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Profile.

Quellen: Cambridge University Press; WorldCat; Amazon (UK)

Dalmia: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture, 2012