Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity

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Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin
Taylor & Francis, Oct 4, 2016 - Music - 212 pages
Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays written by an international array of scholars, this book explores the social, cultural, and musical aspects of the industry, including both the traditional center of "Bollywood" and regional film-making. Concentrating on films and songs created in contemporary, post-liberalization India, this book will appeal to classes in film studies, media studies, and world music, as well as all fans of Indian films.

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I read a preview of the book and it is fascinating, the great in-depth analysis of Indian Music and it's relation to the Indian films is fascinating, great work and worth appreciation! Definitely a must read for those interested in Film and Music history, or even to get a fresh taste on how to better appreciate the marriage of music in motion pictures.  


Hindi Hegemony
1942 A Love Story RD Burmans Posthumous Comeback at the End of Old Bollywood
Antakshari in Maine Pyar Kiya Intertextual Pleasures and Musical Medleys at the Dawn of a New Era in Hindi Cinema
From Vamp to Queen The Remixed Sound of the Bollywood Scene
Authorizing Gesture Mirchi Music Awards and the Recalibration of Songs and Stardom
Tensions of Musical Reanimation from Bollywood to Indian Idol
Magic Destruction and Redemption in the Soundtracks of Aashiqui 2 RockStar and Rock On
Iconic Voices in PostMillennium Tamil Cinema
Folk Drums and Tribal Girls Sounding the Himalayas in Indian Film
Film Frontiers Imagining Rajasthan in Contemporary Bollywood Film
Evolution of a Ritual Musical Genre The Adaptation of Qawwali in Contemporary Hindi Film
Music Sound Noise Interposition of the Local and the Global in Anurag Kashyaps Gangs of Wasseypur
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Regions and Identities
Violence Reconciliation and Memory AR Rahmans Bombay Theme

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Jayson Beaster-Jones is Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Merced. He is the author of Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song (2015) and Music Commodities, Markets, and Values: Music as Merchandise (2016).

Natalie Sarrazin is Associate Professor of Music at the College at Brockport. She is the author of Indian Music for the Classroom (2009), as well as numerous publications on Indian film music.

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