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The Image Trap free pdf Scholars have made substantial headway in understanding the counter-hegemonic politics of the subaltern classes. However, there is little analysis of how the ruling elite produce consent for their domination or hegemony from them. The author takes this as a point of departure and explores the popularity enjoyed by M.G. Ramachandran, the film actor-cum-politician of Tamil Nadu, among the poor whose interests he constantly violated. The book delineates the cultural elements which were mobilised to constitute a stereotypical cinematic persona of MGR, and how it was employed in the domain of politics. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, the book offers itself to political scientists, contemporary historians and scholars of film studies, popular culture and gender studies.

About M. S. S. Pandian

M.S.S. Pandian was Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, since August 2009. Previously, he has been Rama Wattamul Distinguished Indian Scholar, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (2008)- Visiting Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge University, UK (2004)- Visiting Professor in Human Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (2002)- Honorary Visiting Fellow, Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (2002-09)- Visiting Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2001)- Fellow, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai (1989-2001)- and Fellow, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (1986-88). His publications include Brahmin and Non-Brahmin: Genealogies of the Tamil Political Present (2007/2008)- The Image Trap: M G Ramachandran in Films and Politics (SAGE, 1992)- and Political Economy of Agrarian Change: Nanchilnadu, 1880-1939 (SAGE, 1990). He has also co-edited Muslims, Dalits and Fabrications of History: Subaltern Studies: Writings on South Asian History and Society, Vol. 12 (2005). The book is published posthumously but before his untimely death- he had approved the book for publishing.

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Author : M. S. S. Pandian
Publisher : SAGE India
Data Published : 04 February 2015
ISBN : 9351500667
EAN : 9789351500667
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 196 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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