Satyajit Ray’s The Chess Players and Postcolonial Theory

Culture, Labour and the Value of Alterity

  • Authors
  • Reena Dube
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Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

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Introduction

Indispensable for students of film studies, in this book Reena Dube explores Satyajit Ray's films, and The Chess Players in particular, in the context of discourses of labour in colonial and postcolonial conditions. Starting from Daniel Defoe and moving through history, short story and film to the present, Dube widens her analysis with comparisons in which Indian films are situated alongside Hollywood and other films, and interweaves historical and cultural debates within film theory. Her book treats film as part of the larger cultural production of India and provides a historical sense of the cross genre borrowings, traditions and debates that have deeply influenced Indian cinema and its viewers.

Keywords

colonialism Comic film film theory Tradition

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230509665
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52353-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50966-5
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