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Explorations in Cinema through Classical Indian Theories

New Interpretations of Meaning, Aesthetics, and Art

Authors: Mullik, Gopalan

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  • The first book of its kind to apply traditional Indian theories to cinema as a means of examining filmCompares and contrasts Indian theories with Western approaches to open film theory to exciting new avenues while still acknowledging existing worksIncludes illustrations, boxes, and figures to help convey dense theoretical concepts

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This book explores cinema and film theory through classical Indian theories. While non-Western philosophies have largely been ignored by existing paradigms, Gopalan Mullik responds through an interrogation of how audio-visual images are processed by the audiences at the basic level of their being outside of Western experience. In the process, this book moves away from the heavily Eurocentric film discourse of today while also detailing how this new platform for understanding cinema at the most basic level of its meaning can build upon existing film theories rather than act as a replacement for them.

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Dr. Gopalan Mullik is a Visiting Lecturer at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, India. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-31

    Mullik, Gopalan

  • Film Theories and Cinema: Limitations of Disembodied Vision in the Existing Film Discourse

    Pages 33-61

    Mullik, Gopalan

  • Vedic Cosmology and the Notion of Correlative Opposites: An Indian Paradigm of Thought and Its Influence on Artworks

    Pages 63-102

    Mullik, Gopalan

  • Nyāya Theory of Perception or Pratyakṣa: Classical Indian Theories of “Meaning” and Their Relation to Cinema

    Pages 103-195

    Mullik, Gopalan

  • Bharata’s Theory of Aesthetic Pleasure or Rasa: Classical Indian Theories of “Aesthetics” and Their Relation to Cinema

    Pages 197-278

    Mullik, Gopalan

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-45611-5
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-45610-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explorations in Cinema through Classical Indian Theories
Book Subtitle
New Interpretations of Meaning, Aesthetics, and Art
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45611-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45611-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45610-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 351
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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