Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema

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British Film Institute, Jun 26, 1999 - History - 658 pages
The largest film industry in the world after Hollywood is celebrated in this expanded and updated reference work. Covering the full range of Indian cinema the new edition includes vastly expanded coverage of mainstream productions from the 70s to the 90s, and additional material on the stars that have made their mark this decade. For the first time the work also includes a comprehensive index of names. There is no comparable guide to this generously illustrated volume that captures the incredible vitality and diversity of historical and contemporary Indian cinema.

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The Indian motion-picture industry is one of the largest in the world; 23 million Indians go to the movies every day. Written by Rajadhyaksha (senior fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and ... Read full review

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Paul Willemen if Professor of Critical Studies, Napier University, Edinburgh and author of Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory (BFI; Indiana University Press, 1994) Ashish Rajadhyaksha is a freelance writer and researcher based in India.