Voices of the Talking Stars: Women of Indian Cinema and Beyond
Edited by Madhuja Mukherjee
9789381345030 | PB | pp. 216 | 2017 | SAGE, Stree
Voices of the Talking Stars interrogates the frameworks of film history, culture and politics, weaving in debates on romance, sexuality, body and masculinity – with rare photographs and writings by leading women actors.
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The fourth book in the Readings in Gender Studies series, this is a feminist historiography for films compiled by the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University. It interrogates the frameworks of film history, culture and politics, weaving in debates on romance, sexuality, body and masculinity. Examining new categories of analysis such as desire and disquiet, this volume brings together some rare photographs and writings by leading women actorsreproduction of poems by Meena Kumari Naz, an open letter titled ‘I’m a Bad Girl’ by Mae West and an extract from her film I’m No Angel, an interview with Jamuna Barua and a translation from Kanan Devi’s autobiography. It also includes excerpts from the Indian Cinematograph Committee Report (1927–28).
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About the Editor
The editor is Associate Professor, Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She teaches Ph.D courses, and Indian Cinema: Industry and Popular forms, Film Language courses at MA level. She also teaches the M.Phil courses at the School of Women Studies.
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