Bollywood

A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema

Tejaswini Ganti

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    "'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterized by music, dance routines, melodrama, lavish production values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood films have met with box-office success and enthusiastic audiences from India to West Africa to Russia, and throughout the English-speaking world." "In Bollywood, anthropologist and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindi cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and the development of popular filmmaking since the 1930s."--Jacket
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherRoutledge
    Number of pages254
    ISBN (Print)9780415288538, 0415288541, 9780415288545, 0415288533
    StatePublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge film guidebooks

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    Cinema
    Guidebooks
    Bollywood
    Film Industry
    Spectacle
    Russia
    Melodrama
    Dance
    1930s
    Anthropologists
    English-speaking World
    Filmmaking
    History
    West Africa
    Music
    Jacket
    India
    Language

    Keywords

    • Motion picture industry
    • Motion picture actors and actresses
    • Film
    • Filmindustrie
    • Motion pictures
    • Hindi
    • Populaire cultuur
    • Bollywood
    • India

    Cite this

    Ganti, T. (2004). Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. (Routledge film guidebooks). New York: Routledge.

    Bollywood : A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. / Ganti, Tejaswini.

    New York : Routledge, 2004. 254 p. (Routledge film guidebooks).

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Ganti, T 2004, Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. Routledge film guidebooks, Routledge, New York.
    Ganti T. Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2004. 254 p. (Routledge film guidebooks).
    Ganti, Tejaswini. / Bollywood : A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema. New York : Routledge, 2004. 254 p. (Routledge film guidebooks).
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