Figurations in Indian Film

  • Meheli Sen
  • Anustup Basu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Meheli Sen
      Pages 1-18
  3. Political and Typological Figures

  4. Generic Mutations

  5. Star Figures

  6. Figuring (out) New Bollywood

  7. Afterword

    1. Meheli Sen, Anustup Basu
      Pages 268-278
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-292

About this book


This volume brings together a series of essays that interrogate the notion of figuration in Indian cinemas. The essays collectively argue that the figures which exhibit maximum tenacity in Indian cinema often emerge in the interface of recognizable binaries: self/other, Indian/foreign, good/bad, virtue/vice, myth/reality and urban/rural.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Meheli Sen
    • 1
  • Anustup Basu
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA

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