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Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema

Bhaskar, Ira / Allen, Richard:
Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema / Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen. - New Delhi : Tulika Books, 2009. - xiv, 346 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-81-89487-53-9 / 81-89487-53-1
Rs. 995,00
US$ 71,10 (Bagchee)

This 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.
   The authors argue that it is through these three genres, and their critical reworking by New Wave filmmakers, that social and historical significance is attributed to Muslim cultures for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

1. Introduction: Islamicate Genres and idioms
2. The Muslim historical
3. The Muslim courtesan film
4. The classic Muslim social
5. The new wave Muslim social and after
1. Muslim historicals
2. Muslim courtesan films
3. Classic Muslim socials
4. New wave Muslim socials and after
Glossary of Urdu and Hindi terms

IRA BHASKAR is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Faculty page.
RICHARD ALLEN is Professor and Chair of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Profile.

Quellen: Bagchee; Scholars without Borders; Vedams Books; WorldCat.