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Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics by Heidi R.M. Pauwels

By Heidi R.M. Pauwels

This ebook is set the preferred cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and the way it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of movie and literature, reminiscent of how Bollywood video clips remodel literary subject matters, provide diverse (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots, tales, and characters to deal with the medium and the economics of the style, occasionally even altering the way in which literature is learn. This e-book addresses the socio-political implications of renowned reinterpretations of "elite culture", exploring gender matters and the perceived "sexism" of the North Indian renowned movie and the way that performs out whilst literature is remodeled into movie. Written through a world team of specialists on Indian literature and movie, the chapters during this e-book specialize in those critical questions, but in addition disguise a variety of literary works which have been tailored in movie. each one a part of the publication discusses how a specific style of literature has been "recast" into movie. the person chapters specialise in comparisons and shut reviews of person movies or movie songs encouraged through "classics" of literature. The booklet could be of curiosity to these learning Indian movie and literature and South Asian pop culture extra generally.

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