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Title Censorship in South Asia : cultural regulation from sedition to seduction / edited by Raminder Kaur, William Mazzarella
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Between sedition and seduction : thinking censorship in South Asia / William Mazzarella and Raminder Kaur -- Iatrogenic religion and politics / Christopher Pinney -- Making sense of the cinema in late colonial India / William Mazzarella -- The limits of decency and the decency of limits : censorship and the Bombay film industry / Tejaswini Ganti -- Anxiety, failure, and censorship in Indian advertising / Angad Chowdhry -- Nuclear revelations / Raminder Kaur -- Specters of Macaulay : blasphemy, the Indian penal code, and Pakistan's postcolonial predicament / Asad Ali Ahmed -- After the massacre : secrecy, disbelief, and the public sphere in Nepal / Genevieve Lakier
Summary "Censorship in South Asia offers an expansive and comparative exploration of cultural regulation in contemporary and colonial South Asia. These provocative essays by leading scholars broaden our understanding of what censorship might mean -- beyond the simple restriction and silencing of public communication -- by considering censorship's productive potential and its intimate relation to its apparent opposite, 'publicity.' The contributors investigate a wide range of public cultural phenomena, from the cinema to advertising, from street politics to political communication, and from the adjudication of blasphemy to the management of obscenity"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Censorship -- India.
Censorship -- South Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Kaur, Raminder.
Mazzarella, William, 1969-
LC no. 2008052447
ISBN 0253003954 (electronic bk.)
9780253003959 (electronic bk.)