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The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema, Hardback Book

The Evolution of Song and Dance in Hindi Cinema Hardback

Edited by Ajay (Sonoma State University USA) Gehlawat, Rajinder Dudrah


Exploring the evolution of song and dance in the popular Hindi film, this book examines how these quintessential elements have been and continue to be theorized.

As song 'picturizations', as they are frequently called, have evolved, shifting from little more than impromptu moves around tree trunks to highly choreographed affairs featuring scores of professional dancers and exotic backgrounds, their theorization has also developed beyond the initial, peremptory dismissals of earlier critics.

Featuring a landmark collection of essays from leading theorists, as well as newer contributions from up-and-coming scholars, this book develops new and exciting ways of thinking about song and dance in Hindi cinema and, in turn, explores how these elements work to (re)define popular Hindi cinema in the twenty-first century. This collection will be of interest to students and scholars of Hindi cinema, musicals, and global popular cultures.

It was originally published as a special issue of South Asian Popular Culture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780367335601



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