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Once Upon a Time in Bollywood: The Global Swing in Indian Cinema

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TSAR Publications, 2007

Essay by Nitin Deckha: “From Artist-as-Hero to the Creative Young Man: Bollywood and the Aestheticization of Indian Masculinity."

Once Upon a Time in Bollywood presents an extravaganza of essays on globalization and contemporary Hindi cinema (“Bollywood”). The wide-ranging analytic strategies in the collection—including ethnographic self-reflection, literary comparison, economic contextualization, and biographic study – bear witness to Hindi cinema’s aesthetically elaborate and politically entangled treatment of postcolonial concerns. Together, these essays invite fresh, critically informed engagements with many of the key issues and creative tensions that continue to shape the world’s most prolific film industry. For connoisseurs and critics of Hindi cinema alike, Once Upon a Time in Bollywood presents stirring insights into popular culture.

From the catalogue. Read more about Once Upon a Time in Bollywood a the TSAR Publications website.