The second part of ‘Our Gods’, a special double-issue, that studies the various forms and methods by which a divine figure is cultivated and then contoured within Indian popular culture. It expands the presented focus of the first part of the edition and seeks to imagine larger, ‘popular culture’ as a phenomena that is a yield of – through transgression and then consolidation – of smaller, more local sub-cultures. It includes a photo-essay of the Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh, an extensive study of the design inherent in the career trajectory of iconic superstar, MGR, and a review of Peter Brook’s Mahabharata, among other contributions.
|In this Issue|
A study of the intricate systems of god-making that launched M.G.R. from DMK poster-child to a latter-day deity.
An exchange with Aruna Vasudev, about The Inner Path as well as the current circumstance of alternate film exhibition.
Commentary on the macabre new hit series, American Gods, and Wim Wenders’ 1987 classic, Wings of Desire.
An evaluation of Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata, a production that relocated a holy epic from the sacred spaces of canon to contemporary human relevance.
An examination of Don’t Disturb the Dead, a book that chronicles the conventional middle-class family behind the country’s greatest foray into genre filmmaking.
Umbra 9 | 'Our Gods: Part II' | December 2017
- Product Code: 09012018
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