Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema

Tejaswini Ganti

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    "'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterized 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 filmmaking since the 1930s."--Jacket
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages254
    ISBN (Print)9780415288538, 0415288541, 9780415288545, 0415288533
    StatePublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge film guidebooks


    • Motion picture industry
    • Motion picture actors and actresses
    • Film
    • Filmindustrie
    • Motion pictures
    • Hindi
    • Populaire cultuur
    • Bollywood
    • India


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