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A Fly in the Curry
Independent Documentary Film in India

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  • K. P. Jayasankar - former Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai
  • Anjali Monteiro - former Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai
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December 2015 | 276 pages | SAGE India

An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance.

This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere. 

 

 
Foreword by Arjun Appadurai
 
Acknowledgements
 
The Flight Path
 
Flying Solo
 
Flying Images
 
Flying into the Looking Glass
 
Notes from the Curry
 
From the Curry to the Cauldron
 
Films Cited
 
References
 
Index

K.P. Jayasankar

K. P. Jayasankar is a retired professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai. He is involved in media production, teaching and research and has played a key role in setting up the School of Media and Cultural Studies at TISS. Jointly with Professor Anjali Monteiro, he has made over 35 documentaries and won 33 national and international awards at documentary film festivals. Their most recent awards for their Kachchh trilogy are the Basil Wright Prize 2013 for So Heddan So Hoddan (Like Here Like There) and Commendation of the Jury, Intangible Culture Category, 2019, for A Delicate Weave at the Royal Anthropological Institute... More About Author

Anjali Monteiro

Anjali Monteiro is a retired professor from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai. She is involved in documentary production, media teaching and research. She played a key role in the setting up of the MA programme in Media and Cultural Studies at TISS, the first of its kind in India, and has done pioneering and innovative work in critical media education in India. Along with Professor K. P. Jayasankar, she has co-directed several award-winning documentaries that have been screened in festivals across the world. Professor Monteiro writes in the broad areas of censorship, documentary film and media and cultural studies and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351505693
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