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SRK and Global Bollywood (Hardcover)
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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, popularly known as SRK, is undoubtedly one of the trendsetters in the history of India cinema. This book locates SRK and his persona in the context of a globalizing Bollywood cinema, as part of a liberalized post-1990s urban Indian culture and economy. Whilst Amitabh Bachchan, most famously dubbed as the aangry young man of Indian cinemaa in the 1970s and 1980s, has perhaps been considered in media reports and the trade press as the most immediate predecessor in terms of contextualizing the fame of SRK (that is, as a precursor figure in terms of fame and wealth spanning the 1970s to the 1990s, pre-liberalization), the collection of essays here draw attention to the ways in which SRKas stardom signals more contemporary aspirations and acts as an emblem for adiasporica and transnational desires in late modern India.
Number of Pages: 355
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Street Date: December 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3219
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