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Author Dass, Manishita, author

Title Outside the lettered city : cinema, modernity, and the public sphere in late colonial India / Manishita Dass
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary This title traces how middle-class Indians responded to the rise of the cinema as a popular form of mass entertainment in early twentieth-century India. It draws on archival research to uncover aspirations and anxieties about the new medium, which opened up tantalising possibilities for nationalist mobilisation on the one hand and troubling challenges to the cultural authority of Indian elites on the other
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 22, 2015)
Subject Motion pictures -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture audiences -- India -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199394418 (ebook)