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By Meheli Sen

ISBN-10: 1477311572

ISBN-13: 9781477311578

ISBN-10: 1477311580

ISBN-13: 9781477311585

Haunting Bollywood is a pioneering, interdisciplinary inquiry into the supernatural in Hindi cinema that attracts from literary feedback, postcolonial stories, queer concept, background, and cultural reports. Hindi advertisement cinema has been invested within the supernatural given that its earliest days, yet just a small section of those motion pictures were thoroughly explored in scholarly paintings; this e-book addresses this hole through concentrating on a few of Hindi cinema's least explored genres.

From Gothic ghost motion pictures of the Nineteen Fifties to snake movies of the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties to contemporary globally motivated zombie and vampire motion pictures, Meheli Sen delves into what the supernatural is and the numerous modalities by which it increases questions of movie shape, historical past, modernity, and gender in South Asian public cultures. Arguing that the supernatural is dispersed between a number of genres and continuously in dialog with worldwide cinematic kinds, she demonstrates that it truly is a particularly malleable impulse that in many instances pushes Hindi movie into new formal and stylistic territories. Sen additionally argues that gender is a very accommodating degree on which the supernatural rehearses its most simple compulsions; therefore, the interface among gender and style presents a very effective lens into Hindi cinema's negotiation of the trendy and the worldwide. Haunting Bollywood finds that the supernatural's unruly energies continuously face up to containment, whilst they partake of and infrequently subvert Hindi cinema's so much enduring pleasures, from songs and stars to fable and melodrama.

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