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edited by Ajay Gehlawat.

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Names: Gehlawat, Ajay,
Published: London ; Anthem Press, 2013.
Series: New perspectives on world cinema.
Topics: Slumdog millionaire (Motion picture)
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505 0 |aIntroduction / Ajay Gehlawat -- SLUMDOG AND THE NATION. National Allegory / Brian Larkin -- Slumdog and the Emerging Centrality of India / Sharmila Mukherjee -- Slumlord Aesthetics and the Question of Indian Poverty / Nandini Chandra -- Watching Time: Slumdog Millionaire and National Ontology / Lakshmi Padmanabhan -- SLUNDOG AND THE SLUM. Slumdog Millionaire and Epistemologies of the City / Ulka Anjaria and Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria -- A Million Dollar Exit from the Slum-world: Slumdog Millionaire's Troubling Formula for Social Justice / Mitu Sengupta -- Slumdogs and Millionaires: Facts and Fictions of Indian (under)Development / Snehal Shingavi -- SLUMDOG AND BOLLYWOOD. Slumdogs, Coolies and Gangsters: Amitabh Bachchan and the Legacy of 1970s Bollywood in Slumdog Millionaire / Claus Tieber -- "It is Written" (in Invisible Ink): Slumdog Millionaire's SFX and the Realist Overwriting of Bollywood Spectacle / Samhita Sunya -- SLUMDOG'S RECEPTIONS. Why the Sun Shines on Slumdog / Anandam Kavoori -- Slumdog Celebrities / Priya Jaikumar -- Slumdog Millionaire and the New Middlebrow / Robert Koehler -- Slumdog Comprador: Coming to Terms with the Slumdog Phenomenon / Ajay Gehlawat -- The Life-Cycle of Slumdog Millionaire on the Web / Thomas Elsaesser and Warren Buckland -- Conclusion: Jai Who?
520 |a"Winner of numerous awards and the epicenter of multiple controversies, Danny Boyle's 2008 film "Slumdog Millionaire" has fueled a series of debates regarding its depictions of India and the slum, its references to Bollywood, its global circulation and success, and its reception by critics and audiences. "The 'Slumdog' Phenomenon" is an edited collection that seeks to address all of these topics and, in the process, provide new and innovative ways of looking at this controversial film. Each of the book's four sections considers a particular aspect of the film - such as its relation to the nation, to the slum and to Bollywood - along with its reception and theorization. Collecting, for the first time ever, a wide range of critical essays exploring this film from a rich variety of disciplinary perspectives, "The Slumdog Phenomenon" will be of interest to readers across the academic spectrum. Rather than offering a book-length study of the film from one point of view, this collection presents a variety of shorter pieces that consider "Slumdog Millionaire" from several different angles. Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, as well as newer pieces by emerging scholars, this collection will provide readers with an assortment of critical perspectives on a film that continues to generate fascination, curiosity and controversy around the world."--Publisher's website.
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