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Palgrave Studies in Comedy

New Indian Nuttahs

Comedy and Cultural Critique in Millennial India

Authors: Kay, Kavyta

  • Provides an academic perspective on the comedy/society interface in a region where issues of censorship continue to dominate cultural industries
  • Explores the nuances of what could be termed “the new funny” from the generation of “New Indian Nuttahs”
  • Contributes to debates relevant to cultural industries and practitioners
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About this book

This book takes a journey into the new and exciting created by a the wave of Indian comedians today, described affectionately here as the New Indian Nuttahs, and looks at what these tell us about identity, “Indianness”, censorship, feminism, diaspora and millennial India. It provides a unique analysis into the growing phenomenon of internet comedy and into a dimension of Indian popular culture which has long been dominated by the traditional film and television industries. Through a mixture of close textual readings of online comedy videos and interviews with content creators and consumers in India, this book provides a fresh perspective on comedy studies in its approach to a global South context from a sociocultural perspective. As a protean form of new media, this has opened up new avenues of articulation, identification and disidentification and as such, this book makes a further contribution to South Asian, communication, media & cultural studies.

About the authors

Kavyta Kay is a University of London Associate Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, UK. Her research interests lie in intersectional ways of thinking through race, gender and sexuality from multiple platforms whether academic, popular culture or social.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • “New” India and the Nuttahs

    Kay, Kavyta

    Pages 1-20

  • Riffing India Comedy, Identity, and Censorship

    Kay, Kavyta

    Pages 21-46

  • Women in Internet Comedy

    Kay, Kavyta

    Pages 47-60

  • Down to Brown: A Footnote on British Asian and South Asian American Comedy

    Kay, Kavyta

    Pages 61-74

  • The Currency of Comedy

    Kay, Kavyta

    Pages 75-85

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97867-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97866-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Indian Nuttahs
Book Subtitle
Comedy and Cultural Critique in Millennial India
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comedy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97867-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97867-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97866-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 88
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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