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A Bollywood State of Mind : A journey into the world's biggest cinema - Sunny Singh

A Bollywood State of Mind

A journey into the world's biggest cinema

By: Sunny Singh

Paperback | 23 January 2024

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An exhilarating journey through the complex histories of India, performance traditions and cultural history, A Bollywood State of Mind is a love letter to Indian cinema.

Like all Indians, Sunny Singh was born and brought up in a country of film fanatics. She and her friends waited impatiently for the latest releases, listened to the songs on radio and wore clothes inspired by those seen on screen. They learned about India and the world, determined their enemies and friends, and chose their moralities thanks to films.

A Bollywood State of Mind is a personal, intellectual and emotional journey which crosses five continents and 50 years of modern Indian history and cinema and explores why Bollywood means so much to so many across the globe. Sunny describes how this exceptional cinema retains its hold on the national imagination, how Bollywood has enhanced India's global standing in the 21st century, and how its characteristics endure despite the social and political changes.

About the Author

Sunny Singh is a writer, novelist and public intellectual, and widely recognised as a champion for decolonisation and inclusion across all aspects of society.

Her books include the highly acclaimed novel Hotel Arcadia and a study of Amitabh Bachchan for the BFI's film star series.

She founded the Jhalak Foundation to fund and organise paediatric cardiac surgery for under-privileged children in India and, in 2017, she launched the celebrated Jhalak Prize for literature by writers of colour.

Sunny Singh was born in Varanasi, India. She read English and American Literature at Brandeis University in the USA before gaining a Masters in Spanish Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and a PhD from the Universitat de Barcelona. She lives in London.

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