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Words sounds images: a history of media and entertainment in India

By: Khanna, Amit.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Noida HarperCollins Publishers India 2020Description: xxiv, 855 p.; col. ill.ISBN: 9789353573515.Subject(s): Media | Colonial India | Digital decade | EntertainmentDDC classification: 780.2 Summary: Ambitious and encyclopaedic in scope, this is a first-of-its-kind book that presents the history of media and entertainment in India - from the times of the Indus Valley Civilization right up to the twenty-first century. The book starts with an examination of the origins, looking at a wide array of aspects such as: the state of entertainment during Harappan and Vedic times, including details from the Natyashastra; the early drama, music and dance of Kalidasa; the development of ragas; musical instruments and early folk traditions; the genesis of classical dance forms; developments through the ages, including in the Mughal period, in the southern kingdoms, in the north-east, and under the Marathas and the British. Independence onwards, the book takes a decade-wise look at the evolution of newspapers, cinema, music, television, dance, theatre and radio. The author, himself a film producer, director and lyricist who has worked in the entertainment industry all his life, brings his unique perspective to bear on the subject. This pioneering work is a must-read not just for the students and practitioners of the arts and media but also for their lay consumers. https://www.harpercollins.com/9789353573515/words-sounds-images-a-history-of-media-and-entertainment-in-india/
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Ambitious and encyclopaedic in scope, this is a first-of-its-kind book that presents the history of media and entertainment in India - from the times of the Indus Valley Civilization right up to the twenty-first century. The book starts with an examination of the origins, looking at a wide array of aspects such as: the state of entertainment during Harappan and Vedic times, including details from the Natyashastra; the early drama, music and dance of Kalidasa; the development of ragas; musical instruments and early folk traditions; the genesis of classical dance forms; developments through the ages, including in the Mughal period, in the southern kingdoms, in the north-east, and under the Marathas and the British. Independence onwards, the book takes a decade-wise look at the evolution of newspapers, cinema, music, television, dance, theatre and radio. The author, himself a film producer, director and lyricist who has worked in the entertainment industry all his life, brings his unique perspective to bear on the subject. This pioneering work is a must-read not just for the students and practitioners of the arts and media but also for their lay consumers.

https://www.harpercollins.com/9789353573515/words-sounds-images-a-history-of-media-and-entertainment-in-india/

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