By Sudhir Mahadevan
In A Very previous Machine, Sudhir Mahadevan indicates how Indian cinema’s many origins within the applied sciences and practices of the 19th century proceed to play an important and vast functionality in its twenty-first-century current. He proposes that there hasn't ever been a unique cinema in India; relatively, Indian cinema has been a multifaceted phenomenon that used to be (and is) understood, skilled, and found in daily life in myriad methods. applying tools of media archaeology, shut textual research, archival examine, and cultural idea, Mahadevan digs into the historical past of images, print media, practices of piracy and showmanship, and modern daily imaginations of the cinema to supply an realizing of ways the cinema got here to be this type of dominant strength of tradition in India. the result's an open-ended and cutting edge account of Indian cinema’s “many origins.”
Sudhir Mahadevan is affiliate Professor within the division of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media on the collage of Washington.
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A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India (SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema) by Sudhir Mahadevan