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Politics as Performance: A Social History of the Telugu Cinema

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This book provides a picture of the Telugu cinema, as both industry and cultural form, over fifty formative years. It argues that films are directly related both to the prominence of an elite which dominates Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India, and to the emergence of a new idiom of mass politics.

Looking in particular at the career of Andhra Pradesh's best-known film
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Hardcover, 454 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Permanent Black
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Santhoshi Srilaya
Extensive and original research on Telugu cinema and society. Initial chapters which provided a materialist perception into the origins of the film industry and its cultural, social and aesthetic implications were especially interesting to read. The chapters on NTR had excellent meta-analysis combining insights from several existing studies. Another bonus with the books is its excellent reference list containing many readings on a political economy and modern history of united andhra pradesh - g ...more
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