Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity

1st Edition

Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin

Routledge
Published October 13, 2016
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9781138929364 - CAT# Y203302
Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

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Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays written by an international array of scholars, this book explores the social, cultural, and musical aspects of the industry, including both the traditional center of "Bollywood" and regional film-making. Concentrating on films and songs created in contemporary, post-liberalization India, this book will appeal to classes in film studies, media studies, and world music, as well as all fans of Indian films.

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