Hinduism and Tribal Religions

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Cinema, Hindu Themes in

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_609-1

Cinema has been an integral part of global societies. In its narratives cinema reflects social, political, and economic dynamics of the international community and has made a domineering presence in the world of entertainment. Only a few decades ago cinema was not considered to be subject for intellectual and scholarly discussions; however, the status of cinema in the eyes of scholars and the intelligentsia has changed in the past couple of decades. This sudden change can be attributed to the emergence of film and cultural studies departments in Indian, British, and North American Universities. In fact cinema, “the most popular of the popular arts,” has finally come to be considered as one of the most important subjects of study to understand and interrogate religion, society, culture, and history (http://vle.du.ac.in/mod/book/print.php?id=8575&chapterid=11447).

This chapter is an attempt to analyze Hindu themes in cinema. It will focus on revealing that although it is the most sought...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amity UniversityNoidaIndia