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2007 | 60 | 2 | 413-421
Article title

Re-creating Tradition. 'Filmi reality' and Politics in India

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Abstracts
EN
Film is the most important and most influential medium in contemporary India. Social and political activities occurring in India rely on a kind of convention that is generally accepted and followed. These activities, both on the micro and the macro-scale are largely determined by the patterns formed by film, the most popular mass medium within the range of the general public. Indian film, in both the convention adopted and attitudes propagated, draws in its form and contents upon deeply-rooted traditions, reinforcing the traditional social patterns by means of modern devices. Thus its social role is that of preserving the status quo and, essentially, of opposing modernising trends and impulses. The present text, while by no means claiming to be an exhaustive discussion of the subject, intends to show some of the most important elements through which Indian film forms and strengthens social attitudes, as well as serves political purposes.
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60
Issue
2
Pages
413-421
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ARTICLE
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  • K. Debnicki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytuit Orientalistyczny, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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08PLAAAA04118051
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bwmeta1.element.82f142ef-af8e-33ca-98e8-0cf1d499b723
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