Introduction: Reading Hindi Cinema 1. Efficacy on the Screen: The Unseen and the Workings of Gaze and Sound 2. Aesthetic Structures: Framing, Layering, Fleshing out a Subject 3. Debating the Visual - Reflections on the Ontology of Cinema in the Hindu Context 4. Constructing an Exalted Aesthetic Experience: Revisiting Rasa in Hindi Films 5. Questioning the Soteriological in the Visual Landscapes of Hindi film 6. Winds of change in the Age of New Media
Ronie Parciack is a Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her research interests include vernacular religion in South Asian visual media and popular culture, the vernacular planes of political theology in India, and Indo-Islamic culture.