Author:Someswar Bhowmik

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Cinema and Censorship: The Politics of Control in India

By: Someswar Bhowmik

Price: $20.62

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026763

ISBN: 8125036652

Condition: New


This ‘narrative historiography’ traces the evolution of censorship discourses in post-colonial India, delineates the theoretical bases of censorship claims and contentions, and uncovers its many socio-political dimensions and complexities. The exercise of film censorship in modern India, Bhowmik argues, must be de-linked from its colonial origins, as such a practice violates the sacrality of the constitutionally granted freedom of speech and expression in the post-independence system. Penetrating the haze of bureaucratic manipulation, judicial laxity, vested interest and political or pub... View more info