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"Baich, Laura J" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 24 May 2010 12:29:55 -0400
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Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Hindi Action Cinema
Industries, Narratives, Bodies
Valentina Vitali

"Impressive . . . clear and accessible." óM. K. Raghavendra, winner of the National Award for Best Film Critic, India

Valentina Vitali presents the history of Bombay action films, posing new questions about the relationship between movies and their socioeconomic context. She considers how action gained prominence as an ingredient in film narrative, one that made it easier to produce and market films. She traces the emergence of the stunt film in the 1920s; examines the presence and function of women in action roles from the mid-1920s to the end of the 1930s; and analyzes the socioeconomic factors responsible for the films and for the popularity of figures such as Master Vithal, Ermeline, Fearless Nadia, Dara Singh, and Amitabh Bachchan as well as other, more contemporary figures.

South Asian Cinemas
Sales territory is world excluding South Asia
299 pp., 25 b&w illus.
paper 978-0-253-22222-0 $24.95

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For Instructors:
If you are interested in adopting this book for course use, please see our exam copy policy:

Laura Baich
Electronic Marketing Manager
Indiana University Press
812-855-8287 | 812-856-0415 (fax)

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