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Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, 92

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.
eBook, English, 2009
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, GBR, 2009
1 online resource (234 pages).
9780511557972, 0511557973
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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.