Author:Anjali Gera Roy

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Cinema of Enchantment: Perso-Arabic Genealogies of the Hindi Masala Film

By: Anjali Gera Roy

Price: $13.05

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102273

Condition: New


A fascinating account of the theatrical beginnings of Bollywood and the Indo-Islamic storytelling traditions of the subcontinent, the volume looks at how Islamicate cultures have richly informed and structured mainstream Hindi cinema. It tells us how it was Urdu which provided the language of quintessential romance, passion and poetry for it. Acknowledging the central contribution of Hindu mythology, narrative visual arts and epics on storytelling in film, the volume isolates Bollywood’s generic debt to the Perso-Arabic legacies of tilism or enchantment, qissa and dastan, which have been ma... View more info