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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 Al Pacino: Anatomy of an Actor

Karina Longworth

Phaidon/Cahiers Du Cinema, Paris, France, 2013, 0714866644 / 9780714866642, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 22 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 192. 037953

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4 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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5 Asian Cinemas: A Reader and Guide

Dimitri Eleftheriotis and Gary Needham

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2006, 0-7486-1777-9 / 9780748617777, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 484. 032151

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6 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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7 Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation, and the Kannada Language Film

M.K. Raghavendra

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0198071582 / 9780198071587, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
The first comprehensive inquiry into the origin and growth of regional language cinema in India, this book traces the development of Kannada cinema from the 1940s to the new millennium. Focusing on the role regional language cinema plays, the book examines the conflict between the ‘region?and the ‘nation?in the regional consciousness. Raghavendra traces the shape of Kannada cinema to its origins in a princely state under indirect British rule and inquires into the effect of the linguistic reorganization of the states in the 1950s upon the regional identity. Exploring the influence of national developments?from the ascendancy of Indira Gandhi in the 1960s to economic liberalization in the 1990s?on regional identity, the book provides first-time assessments of the Kannada star Rajkumar as a regional icon and the changing meaning of Bangalore city to the Kannada-speaking public. Printed Pages: 256. 036594

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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 Cinema and Censorship: The Politics of Control in India

Someswar Bhowmik

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8125036652 / 9788125036654, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
This ‘narrative historiography?traces the evolution of censorship discourses in post-colonial India, delineates the theoretical bases of censorship claims and contentions, and uncovers its many socio-political dimensions and complexities. The exercise of film censorship in modern India, Bhowmik argues, must be de-linked from its colonial origins, as such a practice violates the sacrality of the constitutionally granted freedom of speech and expression in the post-independence system. Penetrating the haze of bureaucratic manipulation, judicial laxity, vested interest and political or public pressure surrounding the film censorship debate, the author disagrees with the popular notion of censorship as moral restraint. Rather, he reveals that its true import lies in the propagation of political agendas. The overarching chronological schema that he devises outlines the intricate interplay of policies of governance and strictures of censorship. As in his other books ?Indian Cinema Colonial Contours (1995) and Behind the glitz: Exploring an Enigma called Indian Film Industry (2008) ?Bhowmik grounds the specific topicality of Cinema and Censorship within the wider contexts of film history and culture. A riveting read, this book goes into the very heart of the problematiques of Indian cinematic censorship. Printed Pages: 396. 026763

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12 Cinemas of South India: Culture, Resistance, and Ideology

Sowmya Dechamma C.C. And Elavarthi Sathya Prakash (eds)

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2010, 019806795X / 9780198067955, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
With around 800 films per year, India is the leading producer of filmed entertainment in the world. Interestingly, the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam film industries?the major four in south India?make up over half the share. This collection of diverse but interconnected essays provides a fresh approach to understanding cinemas of south India. Considering cinema from various language-cultures, this volume discusses issues ranging from identity politics and minority discourse to re-makes and the politics of gender. Instead of focusing on language, or nation, or region, which have dominated discussions on films, this volume looks at ideologies within traditions of films and film industries to explore ideas and images related to language, identity, gender, communities, and politics. The essays look at culture in terms of conventional and transforming norms of societal politics, and more importantly in terms of cultures of cinema: of production, viewing, stardom, and film songs, among others. The comprehensive Introduction surveys all the issues and reviews existing studies on cinemas of south India. Contributors # Sowmya Dechamma C.C. # Jananie Kalyanaraman # Nikhila H. # Elavarthi Sathya Prakash # M. Madhava Prasad # Ratheesh Radhakrishnan # M.K. Raghavendra # S.V. Srinivas # Shyma P. # Tharakeshwar V.B. 033963

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13 Eternal Romantic: My Father, Gemini Ganesan

Narayani Ganesh; Foreword By Kamal Haasan

Lustre Press/Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8174365788 / 9788174365781, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 x 24 Cm 
Eternal Romantic offers an intimate glimpse into the life and times of legendary Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan. The handsome, suave actor earned himself the sobriquet Kadhal Mannan (King of Romance) for wooing women successfully, both on and off the screen. Written with touching honesty by his daughter, Narayani Ganesh, the book provides a ringside view of his kaleidoscopic personality and life. Eternal Romantic is a tender tribute, not as much to a filmstar as to a father who was unusual, enigmatic, and unfailingly affectionate despite the many demands on his time. Parallel families and eight children added their own pressures to those of superstardom. Yet his daughter remembers him as a man with a big heart, who enveloped all those who passed through his life, and were a part of it, with love. His legacy of love is evident today in the healthy relationships his children share with one another, defying the stereotypes usually associated with step-siblings. A moving foreword by Kamal Haasan, who began his film career as a child artist with him, as well as rare images of Gemini Ganesan and anecdotes unheard outside the family, make this book a delightful read. Printed pages: 144 alongwith numerous b/w photographs. 036016

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14 Films and Feminism: Essays in Indian Cinema

Jasbir Jain and Sudha Rai (eds)

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-316-0280-X / 9788131602805, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 280. 031971

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15 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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16 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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17 History of Cinema for Beginners

Jarek Kup

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2003, 8125024700 / 9788125024705, Reprint, Paperback, New, Jarek Kup 
The documentary comic books of the For Beginners series deal with complex and serious subjects. They attempt to untimidate and uncomplicate the great ideas and work of great thinkers. The movements and concepts dealt with are placed in their historical, political and intellectual contexts. The books are painstakingly researched, humourouly written and enlivened with classic comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc. The range of subjects covered is truly vast and varied—Malcom X and the New Age guru Castenanda, Shakespeare and Foucault, Jewish Holocaust and Arab and Israel, Structuralism and Biology. Printed Pages: 380. 031615

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18 History through the lens - Perspectives on South Indian Cinema

S. Theodore Baskaran

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8125035206 / 9788125035206, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
THEODORE BASKARAN weaves the magic and matter of South Indian films into a rich tapestry of readable essays. They cover such topics as early cinema in the south, trade unionism in South Indian film industry, and the need for historicizing southern cinema. Baskaran also investigates how Tamil cinema is struggling to get free from the legacy of company drama and the persistence of stage features. While his sharper focus rests on Tamil cinema, this collection will interest historians and students of Indian film, and the general readers who look for a sprightly introduction to the world of South Indian films. Chapter titles include. * Cinema as a source material for history * Cinema house as public space * Adaptations from literature. Printed Pages: 140. 026765

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19 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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20 Indian Cinema in Retrospect

(Ed.) R.M.Ray

Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, India, 2009, 81-7871-130-3 / 9788178711300, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 Cms x 19 Cms 
Printed pages: 338 alongwith numerous b/w photographs. 035902

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21 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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22 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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23 Lata: Voice of the Golden Era

Dr Mandar V. Bichu

Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, India, 2010, 8179916251 / 9788179916254, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 21.5 x 29.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 416 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 036469

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24 Light of Asia(Revised and Expanded Edition): Indian Silent Cinema 1912-1934

Suresh Chabria(ed.)

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2013, 9789383098026, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema, 1912- 1934 in its new avatar celebrates the centenary of Indian cinema and the release of Dadasaheb Phalkes Raja Harishchandra in1913. It provides a close-up view of the nascent days of Indian filmmaking and the first steps that led to the crest where the Indian movie industry rests today. Extensively researched and updated data, archival records, new essays by celebrated film historians and commentators, crisp reproductions of silent film stills, photos of emerging movie moghuls, journal covers, colour posters of films and quaint publicity material of the timesunearthed and restored by the National Film Archive of Indialend that unique,extra edge to this story of intellectual pursuit coupled with romantic vision.Along this journey of discovery, invention, technological wizardry and imagination, Indian silent cinema transformed myth and illusion into reality with magical ease for its viewers, involving the subtle interplay of light and shade, black and white, romance and betrayal, fact and fantasy.This book is a tribute to the Indian silent film eracradle to the century-old exciting, pulsating and burgeoning Indian silver screen world of the 21st century. Printed Pages: 340. 038002

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25 Marilyn for Beginners

Kathryn Hyatt

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2004, 8125026622 / 9788125026624, Reprint, Paperback, New, Kathryn Hyatt 
In Marilyn for Beginners, Marilyn speaks for herself—to her psychologist, to a reporter, and ultimately to the reader of this book. Marilyn's story begins with her childhood, made easy and insecure by her unstable mother. She then traces her rise to stardom, progressing through the murky realities of the Hollywood Dream Factory and the heavy price she paid for fame and fortune. Marilyn also discusses her life achievements and her struggle to reclaim her personality and to be her own person. Printed Pages: 164. 031621

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26 Marlon Brando: Anatomy of an Actor

Florence Colombani

Phaidon/Cahiers Du Cinema, Paris, France, 2013, 0714866636 / 9780714866635, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 22 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 192. 037954

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27 Our Films Their Films

Satyajit Ray

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2001, 8125015655 / 9788125015659, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Printed Pages: 228. 032501

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28 Outsider: Films on India: 1950-1990

Shanay Jhaveri (ed.)

The Shoestring Publisher, Mumbai, India, 2009, 8190472011 / 9788190472012, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, 15 x 19 Cm 
Numerous colour photographs throughout. 030536

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29 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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30 Satyajit Ray: Essays (1970-2005)

Gaston Roberge

Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-7304-735-9 / 9788173047350, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 280 with numerous b/w illustrations. 026753

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31 Silent Cinema in India: A Pictorial Journey

B.D. Garga (author) & Kevin Brownlow (frwd)

Collins/HarperCollins Publishers, New York, USA, 2012, 9789350290804, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 23.5 x 28.5 Cm 
This extraordinary book documents a glorious phase of cinema in India – the silent cinema era. Of the approximately 1,300 silent films produced between 1913 and 1931, barely one per cent have survived, and not all of these in their entirety. The book traces the stories of its earliest practitioners, who overcame many obstacles and pioneered several innovations to develop a cinema that often matched the standards of film-making in the West. B.D. Garga, arguably India’s finest film historian, paints a fascinating portrait of the era. Illustrated with rare publicity brochures, stills, posters and other invaluable memorabilia, and including a perceptive foreword by renowned Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow, Silent Cinema in India: A Pictorial Journey brings alive the story of the birth of cinema in a country that is now the largest producer of films in the world. Printed Pages: 245 with numerous colour and b/w phillustrations. 037568

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32 The Act of Becoming: Actors Talk

Amal Allana(ed.)

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2013, 9789381523988, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 25 x 31 Cm 
In this unique publication on theatre performance, twenty-two critically acclaimed actors talk to us about their journeys–their lives and aspirations, their in-depth training, and lasting stage careers. The range of these stalwarts spanning a period from the 1850s-1990s includes Binodini Dasi, Bal Gandharva, Fida Husain, Zohra Segal, Sombhu Mitra, Shreeram Lagoo, Utpal Dutt, Manohar Singh, Uttara Baokar, Naseerudin Shah, Heisnam Sabitri, and Maya Krishna Rao, among many others. Researched over a decade, The Act of Becoming is set against India’s struggle for Independence. Side-by-side, this book also explores the complexities of women actors trying to gain acceptance in public life as professionals. In light of the changing political clime, these personal narratives altogether contribute to a riveting account about the encounter with the theatre of the west that was absorbed rapidly by Indian practitioners. Visiting companies from England, the United States of America, and Europe provide a template for modern forms of theatre practice. The ‘interaction’ with Indian traditions lays the foundation for the evolution of a national culture and identity that comes into its own with the intensification of the freedom struggle. Through such vicissitudes, Indian theatre practitioners are compelled to bring social and political issues into the public arena, making theatre a platform of resistance, culminating in the 1940s with the pioneering work of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), as well as individuals like Prithviraj Kapoor and Utpal Dutt. The founding of the National School of Drama in the late 1950s with its dedicated program to meet the challenges of a fast developing transcultural, international theatre practice is also discussed at length. The Act of Becoming is a fascinating account of the evolution of modern Indian theatre, putting actors at the forefront of this powerful medium. Printed Pages: 371 with numerous b/w & colour illustrations. 037931

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33 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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34 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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35 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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36 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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37 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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38 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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39 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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40 The Godfather Family Album

Paul Duncan (ed.); Steve Schapiro (photographer)

Taschen, 382283730X / 9783822837306, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 66 x 54 Cm 
Brand New, limited and numbered edition. 036556

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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

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43 The Power of Performance: Actors, Audiences, and Observers of Cultural Performances in India

Heidrun Brückner, Elisabeth Schömbucher, and Phillip B. Zarrilli (eds)

Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-7304-768-5 / 9788173047688, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 290. 031551

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44 Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies

Meena T. Pillai (ed.)

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8125038655 / 9788125038658, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Drawing on contemporary critical theories and academic debates, Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies analyses Malayalam cinema and the question of women from different perspectives. In its focus on woman-cinema interface, as depicted in a century of Malayalam cinema, this book addresses a wide range of themes crucial for a nuanced understanding of Malayalam film culture—gender stereotyping, marriage and family, the aftermaths of matriliny, caste and gender relations, hegemonic patriarchy, female friendships and soft porn. These diverse concerns are held together by a key focal point: the paradox of regressive modernisation in Kerala’s cultural politics. While the widely discussed and extolled ‘Kerala Model?has yielded much grist to the statistical mills of Left-liberal developmental sociologists, questions concerning more precise connections between the impressive developmental indices and the cultural politics that shape the lives and subjectivities of women within this ‘model state?have remained relatively unexplored. Deconstructing patriarchal dominance in Malayalam cinema, mainstream and avant garde, this collection elucidates how films offer stereotypical images of women conforming to subordination. Be it Vigathakumaran (1928), or Sthree (1950), or a more recent one Achanarangathaveedu (2005)—there is a constant failure across films to look beyond the portrayal of woman as someone ‘who loves to cook and clean, wash and scrub, shine and polish for her man? This volume, a first of its kind on Malayalam cinema, has diverse contributions from litterateurs, film critics and screenwriters, and will be of interest to scholars of film, media and gender studies. Printed Pages: 252. 032733

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45 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

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