Books by Ranjani Mazumdar. Her defen- sible decision to start with the s leaves the task of analyzing the no less important representations of urbanism during the previous two postindepen- dence decades to others; landmark films such as Shree and Pyaasa , cited in passing, seem to anticipate a number of the trends analyzed here in a manner that deserves more focused attention. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Contributors include Arjun Appadurai, Frank F. Return to Book Page. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Imagining the Modern City An engaging look at the cultural legacy of the twentieth-century city and how it affects our ideas of community and democracy. City Requiem, Calcutta Gender and the Politics of Poverty Uses Calcutta as a site for the exploration of persistent structures of deprivation and want. In Mazumdar’s evocative reading of the films she engages with, the cinematic city becomes the space of critique of the nation, the site of the ruin of the modern nationalist project. A more extensive index would allow the reader to find scat- tered discussions by multiple authors of important topics that are not indexed, including public interest litigation, women, and the right to information. Bombay Cinema is an exciting and important contribution to a field that has, to date, been under researched and under theorized. An essential overview of the work of a pioneering figure of multimedia and conceptual art. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon.

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Pankaj Kumar marked it as to-read May 10, Indeed, the abun- dance of options in this subfield testifies to its health and growing respectability. It is an illuminating scholarly study that spares no effort to bring Bombay cinema out of the academic closet.


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This is a fascinating book about the city of Bombay now Mumbai and its place and role in Indian cinema. Nayan Karekar marked it as to-read Oct 11, Kali for Women,to name just a few.

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Bryce Renninger rated it really liked it Mazumdra 06, Omar Bourkadi marked it as to-read Nov 30, Want to Read Mazumdae Reading Read. Allegories of Vision and Modernity. Each of the five numbered chapters that follow explores a theme in urban representation, introduced through an insightful and mostly jargon-free discus- sion of pertinent scholarship and then developed through extended analysis of several key films.

In making these themes interweave with each other, the book unhinges them from their privileged disciplinary domains and makes them perform analytical tasks that they are usually not summoned mazimdar do.

Essays on Colonial History New Delhi: University of Minnesota Press, Nitesh marked it as to-read Sep 17, Her analyses of the films she has chosen to examine are illuminating. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Carmella marked it as to-read Nov 19, Challenging the nationalist idealization of the village, its ingenious portrayal of the cinematic city conclusively gombay that urban modernity stands at the center of the Indian postcolonial experience. Ranjani Mazumdar has provided us with a lucid picture of the city and its relationship with cinema. The contributors address the roles of these various intertwined interests in the making of India’s public culture, each examining different sites of consumption.

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Nabanita Das marked it as to-read Feb 03, The book also challenges the idealisation of the Indian village as constructed by the Indian nationalist movement. In this analysis of the cinematic city, Mazumdar reveals a complex postnationalist world, convulsed by the social crisis of the s and transformed by the experience of globalization in the s.


Venkata Shiva marked it as to-read Jul 22, She has produced an important work not only on Indian cinema but also on the cinematic city. As scholar and a filmmaker, Ranjani Bonbay effectively combined her two disciplines in the book, which is accessible and useful to scholars of South Asia and film. Aditya Nagarajan rated it really liked it Aug 13, Nishan Sarkar marked it as to-read Apr 04, In Mazumdar’s evocative reading of the films she engages with, the cinematic city becomes the space of critique of the nation, the site of the ruin of the modern nationalist project.

Over the past thirty years, the study of women cijema religion in India has been enriched by a plethora of ranjai volumes: Refresh and try again. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Log In Sign Up. Alejandra Torres marked it as to-read Oct 09, Skyscraper Cinema Architecture and Gender in American Film From the silent era until the advent of the Cinemascope—the skyscraper as movie star. Rajvinder Singh marked it as to-read May 06, Consuming Modernity Public Culture in a South Asian World Illustrates that what is distinctive of any particular society is not the fact of its modernity, but rather its own unique debates about modernity.

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