By Zakir Hossain Raju

Throughout the 20 th and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been followed as a well-liked cultural establishment in Bangladesh. even as, this has been the interval for the articulation of recent nationhood and cultural id of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This publication analyses the connection among cinema and modernity in Bangladesh, delivering a story of the asymmetric strategy that produced the belief of "Bangladesh cinema."

This ebook investigates the jobs of a non-Western "national" movie in Asia in developing nationhood and id inside of colonial and postcolonial predicaments. Drawing at the concept of cinema as public sphere and the postcolonial idea of formation of the "Bangladesh" country, interactions among cinema and middle-class Bengali Muslims in several social and political matrices are analyzed. the writer explores how the clash between various social teams became Bangladesh cinema right into a web site of contesting identities. specifically, he illustrates the connections among movie creation and reception in Bangladesh and numerous nationalist buildings of Bengali Muslim id. wondering and debunking the standard notions of "Bangladesh" and "cinema," this publication positions the cinema of Bangladesh inside of a transnational body. beginning with the best way to find the "beginning" of the second one Bengali language cinema in colonial Bengal, the writer completes the research via deciding upon an international Bangladeshi cinema within the early twenty-first century.

The first significant educational research in this huge and colourful nationwide cinema, this ebook demonstrates that Bangladesh cinema labored as diversified "public spheres" for various "publics" during the 20th century and past. Filling a distinct segment in worldwide movie and Media experiences and South Asian reviews, it is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars of those disciplines.

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