Documentary Films in India

Critical Aesthetics at Work

  • Aparna Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-25
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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      Pages 134-149
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      Pages 150-173
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
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      Pages 212-236
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-276

About this book


This book introduces the diverse practices of three non-canonical practitioners: David MacDougall, Desire Machine Collective and Kumar Shahani. It offers analysis of their documentary methods and aesthetics, exploring how their oeuvres constitute a critical and self-reflexive approach to documentary-making in India.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Aparna Sharma
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  1. 1.Department of World Arts and Cultures/DanceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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