Author:M. Maddhava Prasad


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Cine-Politics: Film Stars and Political Existence in South India

By: M. Maddhava Prasad

Price: $23.13

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101851

ISBN: 8125053565

Condition: New

Cine-politics explores the unique link established between cinema and politics in south India since the 1950s. Taking up the trajectories of three major stars—M. G. Ramachandran, N. T. Rama Rao and Rajkumar, from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, respectively— the book shows how the widespread political mobilisation of star charisma in south India—‘cine-politics’—sheds critical light on the nature of democratic political life in postcolonial India. Insisting on the centrality of both cinematic and political aspects in interpreting the cine-political event, the author locate... View more info