Beyond The Boundaries Of Bollywood
- Author: Rachel Dwyer
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- ISBN: 9780198069263
Indian cinema is now almost synonymous with 'Bollywood', both within India and globally. But does this shorthand tell the whole story? Does it encompass the range of India's cinematic production? Beyond the Boundaries of Bollywood explores forms of Hindi cinema that cannot be termed 'Bollywood', including those that predate it, and those that are undeniably discrete from it. Combining essays and interviews, this volume analyses the many meanings of 'Bollywood' by looking at cinema in Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1920s, the transition to sound, horror films, film songs, and much more. In the process the book addresses issues which are essential to understanding the history of Hindi cinema and film culture.