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Cinema, Transnationalism, and Colonial India
Cinema, Transnationalism, and Colonial India
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Cinema, Transnationalism, and Colonial India

Entertaining the Raj
Babli Sinha
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Cinema, Transnationalism, and Colonial India

Entertaining the Raj
Babli Sinha
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Through the lens of cinema, this book explores the ways in which the United States, Britain and India impacted each other politically, culturally and ideologically. It argues that American films of the 1920s posited alternative notions of whiteness and the West to that of Britain, which stood for democracy and social mobility even at a time of virulent racism.

The book examines the impact that the American cinema has on Indian filmmakers of the period, who were integrating its conventions with indigenous artistic traditions to articulate an Indian modernity. It considers the way American films in the 1920s presented an orientalist fantasy of Asia, which occluded the harsh realities of anti-Asian sentiment and legislation in the period as well as the exciting engagement of anti-imperial activists who sought to use the United States as the base of a transnational network. The book goes on to analyse the American 'empire films' of the 1930s, which adapted British narratives of empire to represent the United States as a new global paradigm.

Presenting close readings of films, literature and art from the era, the book engages cinema studies with theories of post-colonialism and transnationalism, and provides a novel approach to the study of Indian cinema.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2013
ISBN
9781136765070
Topic
History
Subtopic
Asian History
Edition
1

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