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1 100 Bollywood Films

Rachel Dwyer

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2005, 81-7436-433-1 / 9788174364333, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 6.5 x 4.5 Inches 
100 Bollywood Films is about the national cinema of India, describing movies made in Mumbai, distributed nationally across India and with their own production, distribution and exhibition networks worldwide. This informative screen guide reflects the work of key directors, major stars and important music directors and screenplay writers. Historically important films have been included along with certain cult movies and top box office successes. Printed Pages: 251. 033607

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2 50 Indian Film Classics

M.K. Raghavendra

Collins, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8172238665 / 9788172238667, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 357 with numerous b/w illustrations. 032937

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3 Amitabh Lexicon

Bhawana Somaaya

Pustak Mahal, New Delhi, India, 2011, 812231189X / 9788122311891, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 9 x 6 Inches 
Amitabh Bachchan has long since sublimated the language of cinema that is peculiar to Hindi films. He has worked its verbs, overwhelmed its adjectives, brought to life its nouns, subjugated its predicates and predicated its subjects. One realises that nearly every word in the English language could find its place in the cinematic vocabulary of Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Lexicon is a compilation of selective words from the alphabets of the English language associated with different scenes from the actor's body of work ?scenes where he made you cry, laugh, and all shook up. This colourful dictionary is a joyride to nostalgia for everyone who has grownup on a staple diet of Hindi films and Amitabh Bachchan. Printed Pages: 352. 036490

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4 Bachchanalia: The Films & Memorabilia of Amitabh Bachchan

Bhawana Somaaya

Osian's-Connoisseurs of Art, Mumbai, India, 2009, 81-8174-027-0 / 9788181740274, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 25 x 35 Cm 
Printed Pages: 306 with colour illustrations throughout. 028933

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5 Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song

Ganesh Anantharaman

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0143063405 / 9780143063407, First Edition, Paperback, New, 13 x 20 Cm 
Printed pages: 280. 023220

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6 Bollywood Posters

Jerry Pinto and Sheena Sippy

India Book House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2008, 81-7508-513-4 / 9788175085138, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 24 x 34 Cm 
Numerous colour photographs throughout. 024426

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7 Bollywood Themes

Tushar A. Amin; Foreword By Farah Khan

Brijbasi Art Press, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8183857647 / 9788183857642, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 29 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 160 with numerous colour illustrations. 031735

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8 Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema Through a Transnational Lens

Raminder Kaur and Ajay J. Sinha (eds.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0-7619-3321-2 / 9780761933212, First Edition, New, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 343 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 033088

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9 Bombay Cinema: An Archive of a City

Ranjani Mazumdar

Permanent Black, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-7824271-0 / 9788178242712, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 294 with numerous b/w illustrations. 028668

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10 Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City

Ranjani Mazumdar

Permanent Black, New Delhi, India, 2007, 9788178242052, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 294 with numerous b/w illustrations. 023947

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11 Cinema at the End of the Empire: A Politics in Translation in Britain and India

Priya Jaikumar

Seagull Books, Kolkata, India, 2007, 8170463165 / 9788170463160, First Edition, Paperback, New, 155 x 235 Mm 
How did the imperial logic underlying British and Indian film policy change with the British Empire’s loss of moral authority and political cohesion? Were British and Indian films of the 1930s and 1940s responsive to and responsible for such shifts? Cinema at the End of Empire illuminates this intertwined history of British and Indian cinema in the late colonial period. Challenging the rubric of national cinemas that dominates film studies, Priya Jaikumar contends that film aesthetics and film regulations were linked expressions of radical political transformations in a declining British Empire and a nascent Indian nation. As she demonstrates, efforts to entice colonial film markets shaped Britain’s national film policies, and Indian responses to these initiatives altered the limits of colonial power in India. Imperially themed British films and Indian films envisioning a new civil society emerged during political negotiations that redefined the role of the state in relation to both film industries. In addition to close readings of British and Indian films of the late colonial era, Jaikumar draws on a wealth of historical and archival material, including parliamentary proceedings, state-sponsored investigations into colonial filmmaking, trade journals, and intra- and intergovernmental memos regarding cinema. Her wide-ranging interpretations of British film policies, British initiatives in colonial film markets, and genres such as the Indian mythological film and the British Empire melodrama reveal how popular film styles and controversial film regulations in these politically linked territories reconfigured imperial relations. With its innovative examination of the colonial film archive, this richly illustrated book presents a new way to track historical change through cinema. Printed Pages: 332. 019485

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12 Echoes and Eloquences: The Life and Cinema of Gulzar

Saibal Chatterjee

Rupa & Co., New Delhi, India, 2007, 8129112353 / 9788129112354, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed pages: 275 with numerous colour illustrations. 019237

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13 Films, Literature & Culture: Deepa Mehta's Elements Trilogy

Jasbir Jain (ed.)

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-316-0009-2 / 9788131600092, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 268. 032152

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14 Global Bollywood

Anandam P. Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar (eds.)

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2009, 97801956999487, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Bollywood is one of the most prolific film industries in the world. Based in Mumbai, the industry churns out hundreds of films each year—primarily melodramatic films with music and elaborately choreographed dance routines. Bollywood’s popularity is quickly spreading across the globe, and, beyond the films themselves, Bollywood has made its way into global popular culture. Global Bollywood brings together leading scholars to examine the transnational and transmedia terrain of Bollywood. Defining Bollywood as an arena of public culture distinct from Hindi-language Bombay cinema, this volume offers a new critical framework for analyzing the institutional, cultural, and political dimensions of Bollywood films and film music as they begin to constitute an important circuit of global flows in the twenty-first century. Organized thematically, the book examines contestations surrounding the term Bollywood, changing relations between the state and the film industry, convergence with television and new media, online fan culture, film journalism, and the reception and negotiations of gender and sexuality in diverse socio-cultural contexts. 026190

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15 Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance

Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti (eds)

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8125039155 / 9788125039150, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Bollywood movies and their signature song and dance spectacles are an aesthetic familiar to people around the world, and Bollywood music now provides the rhythm for ads marketing goods such as computers and a beat for remixes and underground bands. These musical numbers have inspired scenes in Western films such as Vanity Fair and Moulin Rouge. Global Bollywood shows how this currency in popular culture and among diasporic communities marks only the latest phase of the genre’s world travels. This interdisciplinary collection describes the many roots and routes of the Bollywood song and dance spectacle. Examining the reception of Bollywood music in places as diverse as Indonesia and Israel, the essays offer a stimulating redefinition of globalization, highlighting the cultural influence of Hindi film music from its origins early in the twentieth century today. Printed Pages: 332. 033699

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16 Hindi Action Cinema: Industries, Narratives, Bodies

Valentina Vitali

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0195692446 / 9780195692440, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Irrespective of class, culture, and religion, cinema is one of the driving passions in the Indian Subcontinent. Hindi Action Cinema is the first book to cover the history of action films made in Bombay. The book opens with the silent period, tracing the emergence of the genre in the mid-1920s, when women also began to feature in action roles. Then it examines the socio-economic factors responsible for the films and popularity of figures like Master Vithal, Ermeline, Fearless Nadia, Dara Singh, Amitabh Bachchan as well as other, more contemporary figures of Hindi action cinema. Considering the social ground that shaped these films?mode of action and their distinctive mise en scène, Hindi Action Cinema examines the changing economies of film production, distribution, and exhibition in Bombay over eight decades. In the process, the book raises new questions about the nature of this film genre and challenges established conceptualizations of the relationship between a film and its socio-economic context. 022711

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17 Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries

Ashok Da. Ranade

Promilla & Co., Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8185002649 / 9788185002644, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 440 with numerous b/w illustrations. 015706

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18 India-China Boundary Problem: History and Diplomacy

A.G. Noorani

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0198070683 / 9780198070689, Second Impression, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 369. 036526

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19 Indian Cinema: The Faces Behind the Masks

Anil Saari; Introduction By Saibal Chatterjee

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 019807008X / 9780198070085, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Chatty and informal, this book opens a window to the life and work of some of the legendary figures in Indian cinema. From golden era greats like Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar to leading ladies like Waheeda Rehman, Nargis, Rekha, and Shabana Azmi to megastars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Mammootty, to present-day movie moguls like Yash Chopra, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Gulzar, Nana Patekar, and Subhash Ghai—the range of this collection is breathtaking. These interviews and articles by Anil Saari capture a crucial twenty-year period of change in cinema in India, from the 1970s to the mid-1990s. Interestingly, the last part of this volume includes three pieces that provide a retrospective of the 1980s, summing up the highs and lows of that eventful decade in Indian cinema. Printed Pages: 240. 036478

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20 Lata Mangeshkar...in Her Own Voice

Nasreen Munni Kabir

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8189738410 / 9788189738419, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 8.5 x 10.5 Inches 
Printed Pages: 268. 027365

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21 Leave Disco Dancer Alone!: Indian Cinema and Societ Movie-going After Stalin

Sudha Rajagopalan

Yoda Press, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8190618601 / 9788190618601, First Edition, Paperback, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 292. 022161

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22 Limiting Secularism: The Ethics of Coexistence in Indian Literature and Film

Priya Kumar

Permanent Black, New Delhi, India, 2008, 81-7824-234-6 / 9788178242347, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 326. 023276

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23 Mallika-e-Tarannum: Noorjehan: The Melody Queen

Aijaz Gul

Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2008, 81-89766-46-5 / 9788189766467, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 197 with numerous b/w illustrations. 019614

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24 Mr and Mrs Dutt: Memories of Our Parents

Namrata Dutt Kumar and Priya Dutt

Lustre Press/Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2007, 8174364552 / 9788174364555, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 21 x 26 Cm 
Printed Pages: 200 with numerous b/w illustrations. 020888

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25 Raj Kapoor Speaks

Ritu Nanda

Viking, New Delhi, India, 2002, 0-670-004952-2, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 28 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 208 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 026912

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26 Rethinking Early Medieval India: A Reader

Upinder Singh (ed.)

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0198070020 / 9780198070023, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
This reader presents a new understanding of the early medieval period of Indian history (c. 600-1300 CE), highlighting the complex and multilinear nature of its historical processes. The widely divergent perspectives on this period are linked to issues of periodization and the identification of historical continuities and change. The book examines the major historiographical debates and also moves beyond them, throwing alight on many important aspects of the social, economic, political and cultural history of the pre-Sultanate and non-Sultanate early medieval. The volume brings together a careful selection of readings, including seminal essays as well as recent writing. Comprehensive and thought-provoking, it discusses: theoretical frameworks, namely the feudalism, segmentary state, and integrative/processual models political processes, including the interaction between states and forest tribes village and city life, with a focus on agrarian structure, urban patterns, trade, varna, jati, and gender religion, art and culture, within and beyond regional frameworks histories of language, literature, ideas, attitudes, and emotions The introduction provides presents a critical and incisive overview and analysis of debates and writings related to a wide range of historical issues. In doing so, it raises new questions, suggests new approaches, and opens up possibilities for future research. Printed Pages: 368. 036525

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27 Romancing with Life: An Autobiography

Dev Anand

Penguin/Viking, New Delhi, India, 2007, 0143418564 / 9780143418566, First Edition, Paperback, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Dev Anand is something of a Bollywood institution. His romantic persona, dialogue delivery, song picturizations and mannerisms are legend, and for generations of filmgoers he has remained Hindi cinema’s most charismatic personality. In Romancing with Life, the first-ever full-fledged memoir by a leading Bollywood star, he tells his remarkable life story—no less dramatic and gripping than any of his films—like only he can. Here are tales from Dev’s youth in 1930s Gurdaspur and Lahore; his years of struggle in 1940s Bombay; his friendship with Guru Dutt and his doomed romance with Suraiya; his marriage to co-star Kalpana Kartik; his relationships with his brothers Chetan—who brought him to Bombay—and Vijay Anand—who directed him in hit after hit, with S.D. and R.D. Burman, who provided the memorable music for his films, with his compatriots Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, to both of whom he was very close, and with his heroines, from Geeta Bali, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Nutan, Vyjayanthimala, Mumtaz and Hema Malini to Waheeda Rehman, Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim, all of whom he launched. Dev Anand has produced an unputdownable book chock-full of bittersweet reminiscences, written in a pacy, effervescent style that carries the reader through sixty of Bollywood’s most interesting years. With rare pictures from his personal archive, Romancing with Life is the quintessential Dev Anand. Special edition includes exclusive free DVD of Dev Anand’s hit songs Printed Pages: 448 with a 32-page colour insert. 018726

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28 SRK King Khan

Deepa Gahlot

Lustre Press/Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2007, 9788184365033, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 21 x 27 Cm 
Printed Pages: 128 with numerous colour illustrations. 018990

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29 SRK King Khan

Deepa Gahlot

Lustre Press/Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2007, 9788184365033, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 21 x 27 Cm 
Printed Pages: 128 with numerous colour illustrations. 018989

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30 Still Reading Khan

Mushtaq Shiekh

Om Books Intenational, New Delhi, India, 2006, 8187107618 / 9788187107613, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 28.5 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed pages: 452 alongwith numerous coloured & b/w photographs. 017015

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31 Superstar India: From Incredible to Unstoppable

Shobhaa De

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0143102583 / 9780143102588, First Edition, Paperback, New, 13 x 20 Cm 
Printed Pages: 468. 023010

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32 Superstar India: From Incredible to Unstoppable

Shobhaa De

Penguin/Viking, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0670082333 / 9780670082339, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 468. 023011

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33 Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey

Sathya Saran

Penguin/Viking, New Delhi, India, 2008, 067008221X / 9780670082216, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Guru Dutt is probably the only Indian film-maker who, within the parameters of the box office, made a personal statement with his cinema. His films stand testimony not only to his own genius but also to the creativity of his team, comprising stalwarts like cameraman V.K. Murthy, music director S.D. Burman, and writer Abrar Alvi, among others. In Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi’s Journey, Sathya Saran looks at the tumultuous yet incredibly fecund relationship between the mercurial director and his equally talented albeit unsung writer, a partnership that evolved over a decade till Guru Dutt’s tragic death in 1964. Starting his career as a driver and chaperone to Guru Dutt’s producer on the sets of Baaz, Abrar soon caught the attention of the director with his sharp ear for and understanding of film dialogue. With Aar Paar in 1954, Abrar rewrote the rules of dialogue writing in Hindi cinema, till then marked by theatricality and artificiality. He followed it up with Mr and Mrs ?5, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool—all veritable treatises on the art of scriptwriting—before donning the director’s mantle with great success in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Full of anecdotes—about how Abrar honed his skills by writing over 300 love letters; how an accident involving a buffalo led to the discovery of Waheeda Rehman; Guru Dutt’s visit to a kotha to get the ambience right for Pyaasa—Ten Years with Guru Dutt is a warm and insightful look at two remarkable artistes who inspired each other to create movie magic. It is, at the same time, an intimate account of the ecstasy and the agony that marked the making of some of the enduring classics of Indian cinema. Printed Pages: 216 with 8 colour illustrations. 026617

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34 The Art of Costume Design

Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya; Foreword By Lord Richard Attenborough

Collins, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8172239432 / 9788172239435, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 x 31 Cm 
Printed Pages: 188 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 032570

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35 The Buddha and His Dhamma: A Critical Edition

B.R. Ambedkar; Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma (edited, introduced, and annotated)

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0198068670 / 9780198068679, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
The Buddha and His Dhamma was B.R. Ambedkar’s last work. Published posthumously, it presented a radical reorientation of Buddhist thought and literature, aptly called navayana. . It deals with Ambedkar’s conceptualization of Buddhism and the possibilities it offered for liberation and upliftment of the Dalits. It presents his reflections on the life of the Buddha, his teachings, and the spread of Buddhism by interweaving anecdotes with detailed analyses of the religion’s basic tenets. The author also includes important elements of the Buddhist canon and tradition to make the teachings more accessible. In the first critical and annotated edition of this work, the editors address the on-going debate on Ambedkar’s interpretation of the Buddha’s dhamma by focusing on the accuracy of his citations and providing missing sources. They also discuss Ambedkar’s modification of source materials. The introduction contextualizes the scholarly work related to the text. Printed Pages: 356. 036479

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36 The Cinematic Imagination: Indian Popular Films as Social History

Jyotika Virdi

Permanent Black, New Delhi, India, 2007, 8178241862 / 9788178241869, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 274. 031440

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37 The Cinematic Imagination: Indian Popular Films as Social History

Jyotika Virdi

Permanent Black, New Delhi, India, 2004, 817824098X / 9788178240985, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 274. 002109

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38 The Dialogue of Awaara: Raj Kapoor's Immortal Classic

Raj Kapoor

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8189738542 / 9788189738549, First Edition, Paperback, New, 10 x 9 Inches 
Printed Pages: 292 with 260 illustrations. 032888

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39 The Dialogue of Mother India: Mehboob Khan's Immortal Classic

Mehboob Khan

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8189738585 / 9788189738587, First Edition, Paperback, New, 10 x 9 Inches 
Printed Pages: 320 with 244 illustrations. 031773

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40 The Essential Mystery: Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema

John W. Hood

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8125037756 / 9788125037750, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
An overview of Indian art cinema, the book critically examines the work of 8 film-makers—Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen, Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shyam Benegal, Aravindan, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Govind Nihalani and others like Mani Kaul, Goutam Ghose and Ketan Mehta. Printed Pages: 484. 031472

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41 The Kapoors: The First Family of Indian Cinema

Madhu Jain

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0-670-05837-8 / 9780670058372, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
There is no film family quite like the Kapoors. A family of professional actors and directors, they span almost eighty years of film-making in India, from the twenties to the present. Each decade in the history of Hindi films has had at least one Kapoor—if not more—playing a large part in defining it. Prithviraj came to Bombay in the twilight era of silent movies and went on to straddle both theatre and the silver screen like a colossus, starring in the first full-length talkie, Alam Ara (1931), setting up Prithvi Theatres, and giving life to memorable characters like Akbar and Sikandar on-screen. His three sons—Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor—have earned secure and distinct places in the celluloid pantheon, dominating Hindi cinema throughout the fifties and sixties. Over the next decade and a half, Raj Kapoor’s sons Randhir and Rishi Kapoor survived the Amitabh Bachchan-spawned age of the action hero. Later, just when it looked like the family’s fortune in tinsel town was finally in decline, Karisma Kapoor, the first daughter of the clan to become a star, and her sister Kareena put it right back in the lead. As this book goes to press, Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Raj is waiting in the wings. Never before have four generations of this family—or five, if you include Bashesharnath Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor’s father, who played the judge in Awara—been brought together in one book. The Kapoors details the professional careers and personal lives of each generation—box-office successes and failures, the ideologies that informed their work, the larger-than-life Kapoor weddings and Holi celebrations, their extraordinary romantic liaisons and family relationships, their love for food and their dark passages with alcohol. Madhu Jain goes behind the façade of each of them to reveal what makes them tick: what prompted Prithviraj Kapoor to leave Peshawar for Bombay to become an actor, abandoning his semi-bourgeois background; what explains Raj Kapoor’s all-consuming, at times self-destructive, passion for cinema; what it was about the Kapoors that made them so irresistible to the women they worked with; and what it has been like for each successive generation of the Kapoors to grow up in the shadow of overwhelming ancestors. Based on extensive personal interviews conducted over seven years with family members and friends, The Kapoors resembles the films that the great showman Raj Kapoor made: grand and sweeping, with moments of high drama and touching emotion. Unprecedented in its scope and wealth of detail, it is a must-read for all lovers of cinema. Unprecedented in its scope and wealth of detail, it is a must-read for all lovers of cinema. Printed Pages: 400 with 16 photos. 027628

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42 The Melodramatic Public: Film Form and Spectatorship in Indian Cinema

Ravi Vasudevan

Permanent Black, New Delhi, India, 2010, 81-7824-262-1 / 9788178242620, First Indian Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
What role has Indian cinema played in the history of Indian cultural and political transformations? How have Indian films addressed notions of nationhood, ideas about nation and region, matters of social difference, and conflicts over caste and religion? What cultural visions can be traced through the history of Indian cinema, and how have their co-ordinates changed? What new vistas have emerged—of national territory, new lifestyles, and urban cultures—as India has moved from the early days of state formation, through the unravelling of national consensus, down to contemporary globalization? The Melodramatic Public explores these issues as they play out in different historical moments, and in response to larger theoretical formulations—for example, vis-?vis the place of film in discourses of secularism and citizenship. At the same time, it deploys the category of melodrama to navigate this variegated field. Drawing on debates in film studies, it reveals how melodrama relates the public and the private, as well as modes of aesthetic expression, in different historical and cultural settings. Vasudevan explores significant crossovers and comparative registers in Indian and American cinema, as well as changes in the nature of Indian cinema and melodramatic form, especially between the ‘classical?1950s and the contemporary period. Several features make this a work of seminal importance in film studies. First, it moves away from generalities about the ways in which film represents or contributes to large political and cultural issues: it does so by attending to the specifics of cultural address, film style, and film technology. Second, it analyses the transformation of the film industry since the 1990s in terms of the changing location of cinema in a new globalized environment. Third, it considers the impact of digitization, both in terms of film form and audience engagement, and through the new circuits of distribution and delivery. Vasudevan lays great emphasis on film analysis to explore significant practices and changes in the realm of cinema and the world around it. While primarily focused on popular cinema, his book also devotes attention to the work of Satyajit Ray, as well as to the practices of art cinema and documentarists in present times. Printed Pages: 546. 033851

Price: 19.25 USD
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43 The Name is Rajnikanth

Gayathri Sreekanth

Om Books Intenational, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8187108444 / 9788187108443, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printe pages: 375 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 022132

Price: 12.50 USD
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44 Yash Chopra: Fifty Years in Indian Cinema

Rachel Dwyer; Foreword By Lata Mangeshkar

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2002, 81-7436-234-7 / 9788174362346, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, 8.5 x 5.5 Inches 
I am proud of being Punjabi... I don't go to parties.... I also like poetry. When I'm alone I like to write then tear it up....I can't wear suits and ties.... I don't believe in politics and bloodshed in the name of religion.... Our generation, we're emotional fools....We take from life and life takes from us....Pam is my dearest friend, my work is because of her...I want to die with my boots on...You can't rest on your laurels. Printed Pages: 256. 028003

Price: 10.20 USD
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45 You're Hired: 12 True-to-Life Job Interviews...

Sandeep Goyal and Carol Goyal

Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, India, 2013, 8179917622 / 9788179917626, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 21 Cm 
Are job interviews a test of skill or a test of knowledge or a test of imagination? Are job interviews a check of personality, or a check of organisational fitment? 'You're Hired!' walks you through live interviews that test all of skill, knowledge, imagination and personality, as well as checks for organisational fitment. They say there are no right answers at a job interview. There are really no wrong answers too. The answer to a question at an interview is really about perspective. Yes, the perspective of the organisation; also, the perspective of the job on offer. 'You're Hired!' takes you for an interview to a mobile company, an NGO, a new airline, an ad agency, a start-up, a PE firm, a TV broadcaster ... and more. 'You're Hired!' is a simulation of real life interviews. With real settings. Real interviewers. Real interviewees. Real emotions. Real questions. Real answers. Real dilemmas. Real tears. And real feedback. This book is a must-read for all job seekers. It is highly detailed. It is highly informative. It is also highly interactive. Printed Pages: 254. 037778

Price: 6.25 USD
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