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- DescriptionIn the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, all five of the Chief Ministers since 1967 have been former actors. This provocative book debunks the tion of Bollywood as the synecdoche of Indian cinema to explore the hitherto less studied, yet highly influential cinema in South Asia. Developing the concept of the politics of sentiment, the author examines the ways in which actor-politicians constructed their cinematic charisma, projecting themselves as messiahs saving the people from injustices, to create a political appeal to voters. The resilience of cinematic charisma, as Indian society undergoes massive socio-ecomic changes, provides a compelling study of modern politics, cinema, celebrity and the culture of the subcontinent.
- Author BiographyDhamu Pongiyannan received a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Adelaide in 2013. He has a wide range of professional experiences in the media industry. His research interests include media sociology and Indigenous studies. He is currently collaborating with Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, on Aboriginal issues.
- Author(s)Dhamu Pongiyannan
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication17/06/2015
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleFilm Cultures
- Series Part/Volume Number7
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2015
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Weight360 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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