Indian Indies: A Guide to New Independent Indian Cinema (Routledge Focus on Film Studies) (Paperback)

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Indian Indies: A Guide to New Independent Indian Cinema (Routledge Focus on Film Studies) (Paperback)

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This book offers a concise and cutting-edge repository of essential information on new independent Indian films, which have orchestrated a recent renaissance in the Bollywood-dominated Indian cinema sphere.

Spotlighting a specific timeline, from the Indies' consolidated emergence in 2010 across a decade of their development, the book takes note of recent transformations in the Indian political, economic, cultural and social matrix and the concurrent release of unflinchingly interrogative and radically evocative films that traverse LGBTQ+ issues, female empowerment, caste discrimination, populist politics and religious violence.

A combination of essential Indie-specific information and concise case studies makes this a must-have quick guide to the future torchbearers of Indian cinema for scholars, students, early career researchers and a global audience interested in intersecting aspects of cinema, culture, politics and society in contemporary India.

Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram is Senior Lecturer in World Cinema at Queen Mary University of London. He is author of India's New Independent Cinema: Rise of the Hybrid (2016) and editor of Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution (2018). Ashvin is Associate Director of the UK Asian Film Festival - London and has directed the UK Heritage Lottery-funded documentary Movies, Memories, Magic (2018).
Product Details ISBN: 9780367543754
ISBN-10: 0367543753
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 27th, 2024
Pages: 138
Language: English
Series: Routledge Focus on Film Studies