Mr Ashish Rajadhyaksha has commenced a six-month appointment as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Cultural Studies in Asia Cluster with effect from. Realism, modernism, and post-colonial theory. A Rajadhyaksha. 13, Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction. A Rajadhyaksha. Oxford University Press. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. 10 July by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen by Luisa Ortinez and Ashish Rajadhyaksha. Currently unavailable.

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One film out of every five made anywhere on earth comes from India.

From its beginnings under colonial rule through to rajadhyakaha heights of Bollywood, Indian Cinema has challenged social injustices such as caste, the oppression of Indian women, religious intolerance, rural poverty, and the pressures of life in the burgeoning cities. And yet, the Indian movie industry makes only about five percent of Hollywood’s annual revenue. In this Very Short Introduction, Ashish Rajadhyaksha delves into the political, social, and economic zshish which, over time, have shaped Indian Cinema into a fascinating counterculture.


Covering everything from silent cinema through to the digital era, Rajadhyaksha examines how the industry reflects the complexity and variety of Indian society through the dramatic changes of the 20th century, and into the beginnings of the 21st. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

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Ashish Rajadhyaksha is a film historian and film curator. She tells us a bit about what working for OUP looks like. Oxford University Press is a department of zshish University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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Ebook This title is available as an ebook. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. A Very Short Introduction Ashish Rajadhyaksha Very Short Introductions Locates the Indian film industry within a larger Cinema Studies framework Frames the history of Indian cinema within its economic and cultural context, from the influence of colonialism to the different moments of independent India Focuses on Bollywood as a key player in the creative economy Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series – millions of copies sold worldwide.

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