By Florian Stadtler
This e-book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions within the context of Indian renowned cinema and its function within the elaboration of the author’s arguments approximately post-independence postcolonial India. concentrating on varied genres of Indian renowned cinema, akin to the ‘Social’, ‘Mythological’ and ‘Historical’, Stadtler examines how Rushdie’s writing foregrounds the epic, the mythic, the tragic and the comedian, linking them in storylines narrated in cinematic parameters. The publication indicates that Indian well known cinema’s syncretism turns into a classy marker in Rushdie’s fiction that permits him to tricky at the multiplicity of Indian id, either at the subcontinent and overseas, and illustrates how Rushdie makes use of Indian well known cinema in his narratives to precise an aesthetics of hybridity and a specific conceptualization of tradition with which ‘India’ has develop into pointed out in an international context. additionally highlighted are Rushdie’s makes use of of cinema to inflect his studying of India as a pluralist state and of the hybrid house occupied by means of the Indian diaspora the world over. The ebook connects Rushdie’s storylines with modes of cinematic illustration to discover questions about the position, position and house of the person relating to a fast-changing social, financial and political area in India and the broader world.
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Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinema: Salman Rushdie’s Novels and the Cinematic Imagination (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) by Florian Stadtler