Hinduism And Hindi Theater

📒Hinduism And Hindi Theater ✍ Diana Dimitrova

✏Book Title : Hinduism and Hindi Theater
✏Author : Diana Dimitrova
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2016-08-18
✏Pages : 215
✏ISBN : 9781137599230
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hinduism and Hindi Theater Book Summary : This book explores the representation of Hinduism through myth and discourse in urban Hindi theatre in the period 1880-1960. It discusses representative works of seven influential playwrights and looks into the ways they have imagined and re-imagined Hindu traditions. Diana Dimitrova examines the intersections of Hinduism and Hindi theatre, emphasizing the important role that both myth and discourse play in the representation of Hindu traditions in the works of Bharatendu Harishcandra, Jayshankar Prasad, Lakshminarayan Mishra, Jagdishcandra Mathur, Bhuvaneshvar, Upendranath Ashk, and Mohan Rakesh. Dimitrova’a analysis suggests either a traditionalist or a more modernist stance toward religious issues. She emphasizes the absence of Hindi-speaking authors who deal with issues implicit to the Muslim or Sikh or Jain, etc. traditions. This prompts her to suggest that Hindi theatre of the period 1880-1960, as represented in the works of the seven dramatists discussed, should be seen as truly ‘Hindu-Hindi’ theatre.

✏Book Title : Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama
✏Author : Diana Dimitrova
✏Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
✏Release Date : 2008-01-01
✏Pages : 166
✏ISBN : 9780773574625
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama Book Summary : Her focus is on how different religious and mythological models pertaining to women have been reworked in Hindi drama and whether the seven representative dramatists discussed in this book present conservative or liberating Hindu images of the feminine. S

📒Imagining Indianness ✍ Diana Dimitrova

✏Book Title : Imagining Indianness
✏Author : Diana Dimitrova
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2017-02-08
✏Pages : 166
✏ISBN : 9783319410159
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Imagining Indianness Book Summary : This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses. The collection of essays examines questions related to the interpretation of the Indian past and present, the meanings of ancient and venerated cultural symbols in ancient times and modern, while discussing the ideological implications of the interpretation of identity and “Indianness” and how they reflect and influence the power-structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Thus, the book studies the various aspects of the on-going process of constructing, imagining, re-imagining, and narrating “Indianness”, as revealed in the literatures and cultures of India.

✏Book Title : Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre
✏Author : Diana Dimitrova
✏Publisher : Peter Lang
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 129
✏ISBN : 0820468223
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre Book Summary : "Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre" is a critical study of the dramatic work of naturalistic Hindi playwright Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996). The book explores modern Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century until the 1960s. During this period, proscenium Hindi theatre, which originated under Western influence, matured and thrived. In the years after Independence, there was a strong resentment of Western ideas and cultural influence. Because of political controversies with the British, -Western- influence also came to be understood as -non-Indian- in the sphere of literature. This resulted in a negative stance toward the naturalistic play of Hindi and those dramatists who adhered to it. Thus, this book is a contribution to the present-day cultural dialogue between East and West."

✏Book Title : Hindi Literature in the Twentieth Century
✏Author : Peter Gaeffke
✏Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
✏Release Date : 1978-01-01
✏Pages : 118
✏ISBN : 3447016140
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hindi Literature in the Twentieth Century Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre
✏Author : Ananda Lal
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 563
✏ISBN : 0195644468
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre Book Summary : This Encyclopedic Volume Is The First Of Its Kind In Any Language Covering All Of Indian Theatre. Lavishly Illustrated, With Some Rare Photographs From Archival Collections.

📒Bollywood ✍ Tejaswini Ganti

✏Book Title : Bollywood
✏Author : Tejaswini Ganti
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 254
✏ISBN : 0415288541
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Bollywood Book Summary : 'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterised 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 Hindi filmmaking since the 1930s. Providing information and commentary on the key players in Bollywood, including directors and stars, as well as material from current filmmakers themselves, the areas covered in Bollywood include: history of Indian cinema narrative style, main themes, and key genres of Hindi cinema significant films, directors and stars production and distribution of Bollywood films interviews with actors, directors and screenwriters.

📒Malaysian Cinema Asian Film ✍ William Van der Heide

✏Book Title : Malaysian Cinema Asian Film
✏Author : William Van der Heide
✏Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 301
✏ISBN : 9053565809
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Malaysian Cinema Asian Film Book Summary : Annotation Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

📒Pop Culture India ✍ Asha Kasbekar

✏Book Title : Pop Culture India
✏Author : Asha Kasbekar
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2006-01
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781851096367
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pop Culture India Book Summary : Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

✏Book Title : Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty First Century
✏Author : Mahir Saul
✏Publisher : Ohio University Press
✏Release Date : 2010-10-12
✏Pages : 248
✏ISBN : 9780821419311
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty First Century Book Summary : African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry and the French state. Beginning in1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major showcase for these films. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras. These “Nollywood” films, so named because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema. Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century is the first book to bring together a set of essays offering a unique comparison of these two main African cinema modes.