Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas

Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas : The Culture of Movie-Going After Stalin

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Indian films and film stars were immensely popular with Soviet audiences in the post-Stalinist period. Sudha Rajagopalan provides the first detailed social and cultural history of this phenomenon, exploring the consumption of Indian popular cinema in the USSR from the mid-1950s until the end of the Soviet era. Drawing on oral history and archival research in Russia, Rajagopalan analyzes the ways in which Soviet movie-goers, policy makers, critics, and sociologists responded to, interpreted, and debated Indian cinema.
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  • Paperback | 241 pages
  • 137.16 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253220998
  • 9780253220998
  • 2,093,874

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"This is a book that deserves a place in the libraries, personal and institutional, of all scholars and students of Soviet cinema and popular culture." Slavic Review"
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About Sudha Rajagopalan

Sudha Rajagopalan is an affiliated researcher with the Media Studies Group (Institute of History and Culture) at the University of Utrecht.
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