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Popular Culture in a Globalised India

  10/02/2012       H5454514      0 Comments

by K Moti Gokulsing

Category: Arts & Architecture

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Popular Culture in a Globalised India
K Moti Gokulsing
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781134023066
  • Edition Language: English

As India celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its independence, much praise was lavished on its emergence as a major player on the global stage. Its economic transformation and geopolitical significance as a nuclear power are matched by its globally resonant cultural resources.This book explores India s rich popular culture. Chapters provide illuminating insights into various aspects of the social, cultural, economic and political realities of contemporary globalised India. Structured thematically and drawing on a broad range of academic disciplines, the book deals with critical issues including:- Film, television and TV soaps- Folk theatre, Mahabharata-Ramayana, myths, performance, ideology and religious nationalism- Music, dance and fashion- Comics, cartoons, photographs, posters and advertising- Cyberculture and the software industry- Indian feminisms- Sports and tourism- Food cultureOffering comprehensive coverage of the emerging discipline of popular culture in India, this book is essential reading for courses on Indian popular culture and a useful resource for more general courses in the field of cultural studies, media studies, history, literary studies and communication studies.

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