In Bollywood, anthropologist and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindi cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and the development of popular Hindi filmmaking since the 1930s.
Providing information and commentary on the key players in Bollywood, including composers, directors and stars, as well as material from current filmmakers themselves, the areas covered in Bollywood include:
history of Indian cinema
main themes and characteristics of Hindi cinema
significant films, directors and stars
production and distribution of Bollywood films
interviews with actors, directors and screenwriters.
Anyone interested in, or studying Bollywood cinema will find this a valuable purchase.