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Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance
Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti
Price : ₹ 925.00  
ISBN : 9788125039150
Language : English
Pages : 332
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 158 x 240 mm
Year : 2010
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Territorial Rights : Restricted
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About the Book

Bollywood movies and their signature song and dance spectacles are an aesthetic familiar to people around the world, and Bollywood music now provides the rhythm for ads marketing goods such as computers and a beat for remixes and underground bands. These musical numbers have inspired scenes in Western films such as Vanity Fair and Moulin Rouge.

Global Bollywood shows how this currency in popular culture and among diasporic communities marks only the latest phase of the genre’s world travels. This interdisciplinary collection describes the many roots and routes of the Bollywood song and dance spectacle. Examining the reception of Bollywood music in places as diverse as Indonesia and Israel, the essays offer a stimulating redefinition of globalization, highlighting the cultural influence of Hindi film music from its origins early in the twentieth century today.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance
Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti


1. Tapping the Mass Market: The Commercial Life of Hindi Film Songs
Anna Morcom

2. The Sounds of Modernity: The Evolution of Bollywood Film Song
Biswarup Sen

3. From Bombay to Bollywood: Tracking Cinematic Musical Tours
Nilanjana Bhattacharjya and Monika Mehta

4. Bollwood and Beyond: The Transnational Economy of Film Production in
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Shanti Kumar

5. The Music of Intolerable Love: Political Conjugality in Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se
Anustup Basu


6. Intimate Neighbours: Bolllywood, Dangdut Music, and Globalising Modernities
in Indonesia
Bettina David

7. The Ubiquitous Nonpresence of India: Peripheral Visions from
Egyptian Popular Culture
Walter Armbrust

8. Appropriating the Uncodable: Hindi Song and dance Sequences in
Israeli State Promotional Commercials
Ronnie Parciack


9. Dancing to an Indian Beat: “Dola” Goes My Diasporic Heart
Sangita Shresthova

10. Food and Cassettes: Encounters with Indian Filmsong
Edward K. Chan

11. Queer as Desis: Secret Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Bollywood Films
in Diasporic Urban Ethnoscapes
Rajinder Dudrah

12. Bollwood Gets Funky: American Hip-Hop, Basement Bhangra, and
the Racial Politics of Music
Richard Zumkhawala




Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Sangita Gopal is assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon.

Sujata Moorti is professor of women’s and gender studies at Middlebury College.