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Cinema and the urban poor in South India

This study of the Indian cinema is concerned particularly with cinema-goers in Madurai, a city in Tamil Nadu, South India. The core of the book is an analysis of the films themselves and the place they have in the lives of poor people. It makes an interesting contribution to the study of film and to the understanding of popular culture in an Indian city.
Print Book, English, 1993
Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 1993
213 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9780521440844, 052144084X
List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note on transliteration; Part I: 1. Introduction; 2. Lives in Madurai; 3. Activities and attitudes; Part II: 4. History of Tamil cinema; 5. Films; 6. Film themes; Part III: 7. Filmmakers; 8. Audiences; 9. Fan clubs and politics; 10. Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; List of references; Index.