Indian Popular Cinema

A Narrative of Cultural Change

  • K. Moti Gokulsing
  • Wimal Dissanayake
A unique publication, the first of its kind in literature, co-authored by a social scientist and a film historian, providing a powerful critical analysis of the culture and history of the Indian film as an art form and popular medium. T.V. Sathyamurthy, Professor of Politics at University of York, England, on the first edition of this acclaimed book. The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema and examines its immense influence on people in India and its diaspora. Since it was published in 1998, Indian film has developed in new directions. As films today vie with Indian soap operas for popularity, film making in India has acquired ‘industry status’ and consequently has greater accountability to its public. All this is reflected in this new and extensively revised edition of Indian Popular Cinema. It tracks the rise of ‘designer cinema’, reviews the increasingly significant Tamil cinema, and considers films made by Indians in the diaspora.
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A Narrative of Cultural Change

  • K. Moti Gokulsing
  • Wimal Dissanayake
A unique publication, the first of its kind in literature, co-authored by a social scientist and a film historian, providing a powerful critical analysis of the culture and history of the Indian film as an art form and popular medium. T.V. Sathyamurthy, Professor of Politics at University of York, England, on the first edition of this acclaimed book. The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema and examines its immense influence on people in India and its diaspora. Since it was published in 1998, Indian film has developed in new directions. As films today vie with Indian soap operas for popularity, film making in India has acquired ‘industry status’ and consequently has greater accountability to its public. All this is reflected in this new and extensively revised edition of Indian Popular Cinema. It tracks the rise of ‘designer cinema’, reviews the increasingly significant Tamil cinema, and considers films made by Indians in the diaspora.

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Soft-soaping India

The World of Indian Televised Soap Operas

  • K. Moti Gokulsing
At least one third of India’s billion inhabitants regularly watch Indian soap operas, which have displaced popular cinema as the prime entertainment genre. And in the Indian diaspora on every Continent too, Indian soap operas are a feature of life – a source of pleasure, discussion and shared identity.
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The World of Indian Televised Soap Operas

  • K. Moti Gokulsing
At least one third of India’s billion inhabitants regularly watch Indian soap operas, which have displaced popular cinema as the prime entertainment genre. And in the Indian diaspora on every Continent too, Indian soap operas are a feature of life – a source of pleasure, discussion and shared identity.

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Teaching Media in the English Curriculum

  • Andrew Hart
  • Alun Hicks
Learning English is a problem in many secondary schools, yet students watch, hear, understand and discuss television, radio and film. Why does their English not respond? This school based British research shows teachers can make use of this, and strategies to do so and to evaluate results.
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  • Andrew Hart
  • Alun Hicks
Learning English is a problem in many secondary schools, yet students watch, hear, understand and discuss television, radio and film. Why does their English not respond? This school based British research shows teachers can make use of this, and strategies to do so and to evaluate results.

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