Publications

Books

RoboCop

(Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

The first full-length monograph on the classic 1987 Hollywood science fiction film. Commissioned as part of Constellations, a new series of monographs on science fiction cinema.

Studying Indian Cinema

(Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2015)

Major publication on the history of Indian cinema aimed at the general reader. The book explores fourteen key films across a number of decades, applying a conceptual film & media studies framework while situating the films in wider historical and ideological contexts.

Chapters

‘The Politics of Partition, Secularism and the Muslim Woman in Shyam Benegal’s Mammo’ (1994) (forthcoming) in ReFocus: The Films of Shyam Benegal, edited by Sneha Chaudhuri, Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

‘The Indian Western: Revisiting Sholay and the Dacoit Film as Transnational Exegesis’ in Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, edited by Emma Hamilton & Alistair Rolls, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2018.

Essays on ‘Mrinal Sen, Raj Kapoor, Satyajit Ray, Mehboob Khan, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shyam Benegal’ in Directory of World Cinema: India, edited by Adam Bingham, Bristol: Intellect, 2015.

Online Articles/Essays

‘The varied aesthetics of the Indian New Wave’, Livemint (The Lounge), https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/the-varied-aesthetics-of-the-indian-new-wave-1556867458268.html (4/2019)

‘Why aren’t we talking about Indian Parallel Cinema?’, The World of Apu, Issue 8, http://theworldofapu.com/why-arent-we-talking-about-indian-parallel-cinema/ (1/2019)

‘Mrinal Sen and the Chronicles of Dissent’, The Hindu on Sunday (Magazine) –
https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/mrinal-sen-and-the-chronicles-of-dissent/article25910664.ece (1/2019)

‘Caste and Alternative Indian Cinema’, HOME Digital Channel (UK) –
https://homemcr.org/article/not-just-bollywood-caste-alternative-indian-cinema/ (9/2018)

‘Mehboob’s Roti: A Key Work of 1940s Pre-independence Indian Cinema’, Projectorhead (India) – http://projectorhead.in/reclaiming-mehboob-roti/ (6/2016)

‘Reclaiming Indian Parallel Cinema’, Silhouette Magazine (India) – A Publication on Cinema and Allied Art Forms – https://learningandcreativity.com/silhouette/indian-parallel-cinema/ (6/2016)

Film Notes on Indian Parallel Cinema – Commissioned by Zee Television to write a series of film notes and articles to accompany a major season of Parallel Cinema films that were broadcast on Zee Classics throughout 2016. http://www.zeeclassic.com/gossip/indian-parallel-cinema-retrospective (6/2016)

‘The Hindie Cinema’, The Pioneer (India), Sunday Edition http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/cover-story/the-hindie-cinema.html (2/2014)

Journal Articles

“Chariot of Fire”: Genre slippages, iconographic agitation and ideological subversion in SRK’s Raees, Studies in South Asian Film & Media, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 43 – 58, Intellect

‘Theorizing Rupture in the Foundational Years of Indian Parallel Cinema’, South Asian Popular Culture, 23 March 2018, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 1 – 19, Taylor & Francis

‘Once Upon a Time in India: Lagaan’, Splice: Studying Contemporary Cinema, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Winter 2012, pg. 34 – 49, Auteur

Book Reviews

‘Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas’, South Asian Popular Culture, 2014 Vol. 12 No. 1, 49-51, Taylor & Francis