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Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Anustup Basu


This study of popular Indian cinema in an age of globalisation, new media and metropolitan Hindu fundamentalism focuses on the period from 1991 to 2004. Popular Hindi cinema took a certain spectacular turn from the early 1990s as a signature ‘Bollywood style’ evolved in the wake of liberalisation and the inauguration of a global media ecology in India. Films increasingly featured transformed bodies, fashions, life-styles, commodities, gadgets, and spaces, often in non-linear, ‘window-shopping’ ways, without any primary obligation to the narrative. Flows of desires, affects, and aspirations fre ... More

Keywords: India, cinema, globalisation, new media, fundamentalism, Bollywood, liberalisation, Haqeeqat, class, caste

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641024
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anustup Basu, author