By Florian Stadtler
This ebook analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions within the context of Indian well known cinema and its function within the elaboration of the author’s arguments approximately post-independence postcolonial India. concentrating on diversified genres of Indian renowned cinema, comparable 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 renowned cinema’s syncretism turns into a classy marker in Rushdie’s fiction that permits him to tricky at the multiplicity of Indian identification, either at the subcontinent and in another country, and illustrates how Rushdie makes use of Indian renowned cinema in his narratives to precise an aesthetics of hybridity and a specific conceptualization of tradition with which ‘India’ has turn into pointed out in an international context. additionally highlighted are Rushdie’s makes use of of cinema to inflect his interpreting of India as a pluralist country and of the hybrid house occupied by means of the Indian diaspora internationally. The ebook connects Rushdie’s storylines with modes of cinematic illustration to discover questions on the function, position and house of the person when it comes to a fast-changing social, fiscal 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