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By Rachel Dwyer

Bollywood’s India explores the character of mainstream Hindi cinema, now top referred to as ‘Bollywood’, and explains why it favours non-realistic depictions of daily life in India. Rachel Dwyer argues that those interpretations of India during the last 20 years are the main trustworthy advisor to knowing the nation’s altering goals and hopes, fears and anxieties.
Her e-book indicates how escapism and leisure functionality in Bollywood cinema, and what that finds approximately Indian existence and society. It appears to be like on the ways that Hindi cinema has imagined and portrayed the solidarity and variety of India – what its humans think and believe; their perspectives on faith, caste and politics; lifestyles at domestic and in public. Bollywood’s India is predicated on two decades of observing, instructing and writing approximately Hindi movies, operating with filmmakers and discussions with critics and fanatics. that includes eighty remarkable photographs, the ebook has a lot to assert to students and scholars of Indian cinema who're inquisitive about the ways that facets of Indian existence and tradition are depicted on reveal, in addition to to the final reader and fan of world cinema.

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