Pop Culture India! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Asha Kasbekar (Author)
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Description

Pop Culture India Media, Arts, and Lifestyle follows the rise of modern India's pop culture world, especially since the 1980s, when relaxed censorship and economic liberalization led to an explosion in movies, music, mass media, consumerism, spiritual practices, and more. It is a captivating introduction to a diverse nation whose appetite for entertainment has led to some surprising twists and turns in recent history.

How did a popular Indian television series spark a change in government and the rise of Hindu nationalism? Are some Bollywood film companies laundering money for organized crime, or even al Qaeda? What accounts for the overwhelming popularity of that quaint vestige of colonialism, cricket? The answers, and many more intriguing insights, await the reader in Pop Culture India

Product Details

Price
$112.80
Publisher
ABC-CLIO
Publish Date
January 24, 2006
Pages
336
Dimensions
7.18 X 1.1 X 10.32 inches | 2.07 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781851096367

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About the Author

Asha Kasbekar is a freelance journalist specializing in popular culture. She has worked at the British Board of Film Classification, taught Indian cinema at the University of London, and published papers on Bollywood films.