Music in Contemporary Indian Film : Memory, Voice, Identity

Title

Music in Contemporary Indian Film : Memory, Voice, Identity

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Edited by Jayson Beaster-Jones and Natalie Sarrazin (College at Brockport faculty member)

Music in Contemporary Indian Film : Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India's film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays, written by an international array of scholars, this book explores the social, cultural, and musical aspects of the industry, including both the traditional center of "Bollywood" and regional film-making. Concentrating on films and songs created in contemporary, post-liberalization India, this book will appeal to classes in film studies, media studies, and world music, as well as all fans of Indian films.

ISBN

9781138929364

Publication Date

2017

Publication Information

New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017

xi, 212 pages : illustrations

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies

Department

Theatre

Comments

Located in Drake Library at ML2075 .M8756 2017

CONTENTS: 1942, a love story : R.D. Burman's posthumous "comeback" at the end of old Bollywood / Gregory D. Booth -- Antakshari in Maine pyar kiya : intertextual pleasures and musical medleys at the dawn of a new era in Hindi cinema / Peter Kvetko -- From vamp to queen : the remixed sound of the Bollywood scene / Ajay Gehlawat -- Authorizing gesture : Mirchi Music Awards and the re-calibration of songs and stardom / Monika Mehta -- Tensions of musical re-animation from Bollywood to Indian Idol / Anaar Desai-Stephens -- Magic, destruction, and redemption in the soundtracks of Aashiqui 2, Rockstar, Rock on!! / Natalie Sarrazin -- Violence, reconciliation, and memory : A.R. Rahman's "Bombay theme" / Jayson Beaster-Jones -- Iconic voices in post-millennium Tamil cinema / Amanda Weidman -- Folk drums and tribal girls : sounding the Himalayas in Indian film / Stefan Fiol -- Film frontiers : imagining Rajasthan in contemporary Bollywood film / Shalini Ayyagari -- Evolution of a ritual musical genre : the adaptation of qawwali in contemporary Hindi film / Irfan Zubedi & Natalie Sarrazin -- Music, sound, noise : interposition of the local and the global in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur / Madhuja Mukherjee