Tamil Cinema: the cultural politics of India's other film industry

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Abstract

Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It outlines its history and distinctive characteristics, and proceeds to consider a number of important themes such as gender, religion, class, caste, fandom, cinematic genre, the politics of identity and diaspora. Throughout, the book cogently links the analysis to wider social, political and cultural phenomena in Tamil and Indian society. Overall, it is an exciting and original contribution to an under-studied field, also facilitating a fresh consideration of the existing body of scholarship on Indian cinema.

LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9780203930373, 9781134154463
ISBN (Print)0203930371, 9780415396806
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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NameRoutledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Volume14

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Velayutham, S. (Ed.) (2008). Tamil Cinema: the cultural politics of India's other film industry. (Routledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia; Vol. 14). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203930373
Velayutham, Selvaraj (Editor). / Tamil Cinema : the cultural politics of India's other film industry. London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2008. 218 p. (Routledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia).
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Velayutham S, (ed.). Tamil Cinema: the cultural politics of India's other film industry. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2008. 218 p. (Routledge Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203930373