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The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas

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by Priya Joshi
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The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas by Priya Joshi

The 1970s was a pivotal decade in the Indian social, cultural, political and economic landscape: the global oil crisis, wars with China and Pakistan in the previous decade, the Bangladesh war of 1971, labour and food shortages, widespread political corruption, and the declaration of the state of Emergency. Amidst this backdrop Indian cinema in both its popular and art/parallel film forms flourished.

This exciting new collection brings together original research from across the arts and humanities disciplines that examine the legacies of the 1970s in India's cinemas, offering an invaluable insight into this important period. The authors argue that the historical processes underway in the 1970s are important even today, and can be deciphered in the aural and visual medium of Indian cinema. The book explores two central themes: first, the popular cinema's role in helping to construct the decade's public culture; and second, the powerful and under-studied archive of the decade as present in India's popular cinemas.

This book is based on a special issue of South Asian Popular Culture.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 158
Size: 11.8 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781134927593 (DRM-PDF)

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