Introduction

Authored by: K. Moti Gokulsing , Wimal Dissanayake

Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677745
eBook ISBN: 9780203556054
Adobe ISBN: 9781136772849

10.4324/9780203556054.ch1

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Abstract

The cinema is still the favorite pastime of most populations across the globe. It is clearly so in India, which is the largest film-producing country in the world. Its output now has a formidable global reach. After years of marginalization by academics in the West, as well as by local elite cultural commentators, Indian cinema has moved from the periphery to the center of world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. The reasons for this remarkable journey are many and complex.

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