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Bollywood's Global Affair: The Cultural Industry and Soft Power

posted on 10.06.2021, 02:56 by ANUBHA SARKAR
This thesis has analysed how Bollywood, one of India's film industry, with its distinct home-grown political economy, has managed to survive and be commercially successful despite the lack of any explicit policy support from the Indian government. In that respect, Bollywood's example is unique to South Asia, and different from the state-sponsored cases of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in more developed Asian nations like Japan and South Korea.This research refines the understanding of cultural industries, particularly from South Asia, since the field of CCI and cultural policy is dominated by Eurocentric definitions and inquiry.


Principal supervisor

Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Additional supervisor 1

Dr. Zala Volcic

Additional supervisor 2

Prof. Justin o Connor

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Media, Film and Journalism


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type


Campus location



Faculty of Arts

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