9780415807906

Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinema: Salman Rushdie∆s Novels and the Cinematic Imagination

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415807906

  • ISBN10:

    0415807905

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/8/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author'¨"s political arguments. Stadtler examines how Rushdie'¨"s writing foregrounds the epic, the mythic, the tragic, and the comic, linking them in a storyline narrated in cinematic parameters borrowed from the conventions of Indian popular cinema. The book shows that Indian popular cinema'¨"s syncretism becomes an aesthetic marker in Rushdie'¨"s fiction that allows him to elaborate on his argument about the multiplicity of Indian identity, both on the subcontinent and abroad, and illustrates how Rushdie uses Indian popular cinema in his narratives to express an aesthetics of hybridity and a particular conceptualization of culture with which '¨‹India'¨" has become identified in a global context. Also highlighted are Rushdie'¨"s uses of cinema to inflect his reading of India as a pluralist nation and of the hybrid space occupied by the Indian diaspora across the world. The book connects Rushdie'¨"s storylines with modes of cinematic representation to explore questions about the role, place, and space of the individual in relation to a fast-changing social, economic, and political space in India and abroad.

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