This publication is set the preferred cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and the way it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions on the interface of movie and literature, resembling how Bollywood videos transform literary topics, supply various (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots, tales, and characters to house the medium and the economics of the style, occasionally even altering the way in which literature is learn. This booklet addresses the socio-political implications of renowned reinterpretations of "elite culture", exploring gender matters and the perceived "sexism" of the North Indian renowned movie and the way that performs out while literature is transformed into movie. Written by means of a world staff of specialists on Indian literature and picture, the chapters during this e-book concentrate on those principal questions, but additionally conceal a variety of literary works which were tailored in movie. each one a part of the ebook discusses how a specific style of literature has been "recast" into movie. the person chapters specialise in comparisons and shut reports of person movies or movie songs encouraged by way of "classics" of literature. The ebook could be of curiosity to these learning Indian movie and literature and South Asian pop culture extra generally.