Bollywood Superstars - A Short Story of Indian cinema

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Co-published with Louvre Abu Dhabi and Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac.

India is the world’s leading film producer, with more than 1,500 films a year in around twenty languages exported throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The international success of Bollywood must not conceal the diversity of Indian cinematography. This publication, edited by Julien Rousseau and Hélène Dessous from Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac presents essays and images from a vast and multicultural Indian cinema: Bollywood, Kollywood, Tamil, Bengali are all analysed in this publication.

About the Authors

Dr. Souraya Noujaim

Souraya Noujaim began her career at Musée du Louvre and has since worked for major cultural institutions. As part of the “Grand Louvre” project, she took part in the opening of the first Islamic Art Department rooms of Musée du Louvre and in landmark exhibitions at Musée du Louvre and Grand Palais. She later worked for the British Museum to participate in the study of the collection of weights and measures in the Arabic section of the Department of Coins and Medals. She has taught at the École du Louvre for several years where in 2013 she held the Islamic Art History chair. Dr. Noujaim has organised numerous educational and cultural outreach programmes at Musée du Louvre and Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA). She is notably the author of the Catalogue raisonné de la collection d’estampilles, poids forts et autres disques en verre du Musée du Louvre (RMN) and she regularly speaks in colloquia and symposia.

Hélène Kessous

PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Julien Rousseau

Ophélie Wiel

Author and Specialist in Indian Cinema, Lecturer in the History of Silent and Classical Cinema, University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle

Némésis Srour

Eva Markovits

Programmer and Selector, Film critic for Cahiers du cinéma

Jeanne Rethacker

Swarnavel Eswaran

Associate Professor, Department of English and the School of Journalism, Michigan State University

Amandine d'Azevedo

Associate Professor, Film and Audiovisual Studies, University Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3

Selvaraj Velayutham

Associate Professor, Macquarie School of Social Sciences

Technical Details

Publication Date:
Friday, December 16, 2022
English, French or Arabic
19 x 24 cm
Number of Pages:
Kaph Books x Louvre Abu Dhabi

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