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Author Jaikumar, Priya, 1967-

Title Cinema at the end of empire : a politics of transition in Britain and India / Priya Jaikumar
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Film policy and film aesthetics as cultural archives -- Acts of transition: the British cinematograph films acts of 1927 and 1938 -- Empire and embarrassment: colonial forms of knowledge about cinema -- Realism and empire -- Romance and empire -- Modernism and empire -- Historical romances and modernist myths in Indian cinema
Summary How did the imperial logic underlying British and Indian film policy change with the British Empire's loss of moral authority and political cohesion? Were British and Indian films of the 1930s and 1940s responsive to and responsible for such shifts? Cinema at the End of Empire illuminates this intertwined history of British and Indian cinema in the late colonial period. Challenging the rubric of national cinemas that dominates film studies, Priya Jaikumar contends that film aesthetics and film regulations were linked expressions of radical political transformations in a declining British empire and a nascent Indian nation. As she demonstrates, efforts to entice colonial film markets shaped Britain's national film policies, and Indian responses to these initiatives altered the limits of colonial power in India
History of the relationship between government regulation of the film industry in the UK and the the developing film industry in India between the 1920s and 1940s
Analysis Media and Communications
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Subject Motion picture industry -- India -- History.
Motion picture industry -- Great Britain -- History.
Motion pictures, British -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822387749 (electronic bk.)
0822387743 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)