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.show more

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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
  • 2,001,238

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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"show more

About Sudha Rajagopalan

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

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