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Dark Fear, Eerie CitiesNew Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India$
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Šarūnas Paunksnis

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199493180

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199493180.001.0001

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Understanding Cinematic Transformations and Neoliberal Culture in India

Understanding Cinematic Transformations and Neoliberal Culture in India

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(p.1) 1 Understanding Cinematic Transformations and Neoliberal Culture in India
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(p.iii) Dark Fear, Eerie Cities
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Šarūnas Paunksnis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199493180.003.0001

The chapter theorizes the emergence of new Hindi cinema and looks at the methodological problems arising from understanding new Hindi cinema as a cinematic phenomenon. What is “new” in new Hindi cinema? How should we understand the emergence of this film form? Is it a mere extension of indie cinema, or is it something else? Is it a part of Bollywood, or is it outside of it? The chapter criticizes the dominant approaches to new Hindi cinema, and provides new theoretical tools for understanding this cinematic phenomenon as the result of neoliberal transformations in India.

Keywords:   neoliberalism, new Hindi cinema, city, middle class, Marcuse, unhappy consciousness

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