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A Bollywood State Of Mind

Release date: 19 October 2023
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A gem of a book and a must for film lovers everywhere' Abir Mukherjee

'My biggest recommendation of the year. Sunny Singh's honouring of story and history shine through powerfully - an exquisitely enjoyable read' Nikita Gill

Like all Indians, Sunny Singh was born and brought up in a country of film fanatics.She and her friends waited impatiently for the latest releases, listened to the songs on radio and w ore clothes inspired by those seen on screen. They learned about India and the world, determined their enemies and friends, and chose their moralities thanks to films.

A Bollywood State of Mind is a personal, intellectual and emotional journey which crosses five continents and 50 years of modern Indian history and cinema and explores why Bollywood means so much to so many across the globe. Sunny describes how this exceptional cinema retains its hold on the national imagination, how Bollywood has enhanced India's global standing in the 21st century, and how its characteristics endure despite the social and political changes.

Ranging over history, aesthetic theory and politics, A Bollywood State of Mind explores encounters with Bollywood in the market places of Dakar and Marrakesh, in the nightclubs of New York, Barcelona and Mexico City, and in the ruins of Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Petra and beyond. It shows how the pioneers and heroes of Bollywood cut across national, linguistic and cultural lines not only in India but in far reaches of Somalia, Peru, Malaysia and Russia.

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Title: A Bollywood State Of Mind
Author: Sunny Singh
Publisher: Footnote Press
SKU: BK0483153
EAN: 9781804440988
Number Of Pages: 272
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 19 October 2023

About Author

Sunny Singh is a writer, novelist, public intellectual, and a champion for decolonisation and inclusion across all aspects of society. She is the founder of the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, the Jhalak Children's and YA Prize, and the Jhalak Art Residency. She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels - Nani's Book of Suicides, With Krishna's Eyes and Hotel Arcadia. Sunny lives in London w here she is Professor of Creative W riting and Inclusion in the Arts at the London Metropolitan University.

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