Contents: Preface. 1. Hundred Years of Indian Cinema: Crisis and Resilience. 2. Confluence of Cinema and Politics: Tamil Filmland.3. ‘The Film is Dead Long Live the Cinema’: An Economic Analysis of Digitalization of Cinema in India. 4. The Cinema: Most Popular Audio-Visual Mass Medium to Influence Human Development as a Whole. 5. Dialectics of Representing Queer in Indian (Hindi) Cinema. 6. Indian Films and Plight of the Aged. 7. Satyajit Ray’s AGANTUK: A Picturesque View of Society and the Art of Cinema. 8. Cheluvi and Delhi Safari: Movies Voicing Ecological Concern.9. Cinematic Journalism, Critic and Multiplexes. 10. De-colonizing the Screen: The Margins Acts Back. 11. Indian Cinema and the Commodified Women. 12. Gender and Caste Dynamics in Indian Cinema from 1930s to 2000s. 13. Changing the Identity of Women in Indian Cinema: A Review Paper. 14. Contribution of Assamese Film Director Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala in Indian Cinema. 15. A Study of Female Portrayal in Satyajit Ray’s Movies. 16. Haider: Textualizing Tragic Flaw in 20th Century Indian Cinema. 17. Iron Man of India on Silver Screen: Contribution of Cinema in Remembering the Forgotten Hero “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”.
18. Indian Cinema and its Globalization: A Filmy Twist. 19. Feminine Cinematic Constructs and Re (Thinking) Women in the Indian Cinema. 20. The Inter-relation of Cinema and Literature. 21. Analysing Historical Element in Indian Cinema. 22. Women and the Indian Cinema. 23. Impact of Corporatisation in Indian Movie Industry: An Overview. 24. 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The Dream Continues. 25. Impact of Indian Cinema on Women: A Content Analysis. 26. Indian Cinema and Disabled Women: Beyond the Liberal Paradigm. 27. Psychology and Films. 28. Precarious Social and Political Issues in an Eternal Love Story. Index.
The book is an invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the students and general readers. From the year 1913 to 2013, Cinema as a form travelled through a large number of spheres. When the country was under British domination and rule, it was cinema which presented the idea of freedom. When the country was going through the toughest times, it was cinema that actually talked about ideals, aspirations, religion and talked about all the possible ways to lead a better and meaningful life. Cinema as a discipline was trying to become a medium for the masses, which could emerge as something, through which people get meaning and better understanding of their lives. The present book enriched with 27 chapters contributed by experts in their respective fields. With the concepts like Capitalism, Socialism, Independence, Livelihood etc. Indian Cinema was trying to create a new territory of meaning and expertise. (jacket)