PROFESSOR RACHEL DWYER
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

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1) BOOKS

a) Singly authored

  • [2007a] What do Hindus believe? London: Granta
  • 2006a Filming the gods: religion and Indian cinema. London and New York: Routledge
  • 2005 One hundred Hindi films. London: British Film Institute/Berkeley: University of California Press/New Delhi: Roli Books
  • 2002a Yash Chopra. In 'World directors' series'. London: British Film Institute/Berkeley: University of California Press/New Delhi: Roli Books
  • 2001 The poetics of devotion: the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram. London: Curzon
  • 2000a All you want is money, all you need is love: sexuality and romance in modern India. London: Cassell/New York: Continuum
  • 1995 Gujarati. (+ 90min. cassette), in the 'Teach yourself' series, London and New York: Hodder and Stoughton Educational (download pdf (43Mb)).

    b) Co-authored

  • 2002 Cinema India: the visual culture of Hindi film. Co-authored with D. Patel, in the 'Envisioning Asia' series, ed. H. Bhabha, London: Reaktion Books and the Victoria and Albert Museum/New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press/Delhi: Oxford University Press

    c) Co-edited

  • 2000 Pleasure and the nation: the history, consumption and politics of public culture in India. Edited volume with C. Pinney. Delhi: Oxford University Press

2) Chapters in books

  • [2007b] 'Indian Cinema' In Pam cook (ed.) The cinema book. London: British Film Institute.
  • [2007c] 'Cinema' In D. Cush, C. Robinson and M. York (eds) The encyclopaedia of Hinduism. London: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • 2006b 'The goddess in Indian cinema.' In Jim Masselos and Jackie Menzies (eds) Goddess. Catalogue for exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
  • 2006c 'Kiss and tell: expressing love in Hindi movies.' In Francesca Orsini (ed.) Love in South Asia: a cultural history. University of Cambridge Oriental Publications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 289-302
  • 2006f 'Planet Bollywood: Hindi film in the UK.' In N. Ali, V. Kalra and S. Sayyid (eds) Postcolonial people: South Asians in Britain. C. Hurst & Co: London: 366-75
  • 2006e 'The saffron screen?: Hindi movies and Hindu nationalism.' In Birgit Meyer and Annalies Moors (eds) Religion, media and the public sphere. Bloomington: Indiana University Press: 422-460
  • 2004a 'Yeh shaadi nahin ho sakti! (This wedding cannot happen!)' In G.W. Jones and Kamalini Ramdas (eds) (Un)tying the knot: ideal and reality in Asian marriage. (Asian Trends, 2) Singapore: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore: 59-90
  • 2004b 'International Hinduism: the Swaminarayan sect.' In K.A. Jacobsen and P. Kumar (eds) South Asians in the diaspora: histories and religion traditions. Leiden and Boston: Brill: 180-99
  • 2004c 'Representing the Muslim: the 'courtesan film' in Indian popular cinema.' In T. Parfitt and Y. Egorova (eds) Mediating the other: representations of Jews, Muslims and Christians in the media. London: Routledge/Curzon, (Jewish Studies Series): 78-92
  • 2002b 'Landschaft der Liebe: die indischen Mittelschichten, die romantische Liebe und das Konsumdenken.' (tr. Wolfgang Himmelberg) In Alexandra Schneider (ed.) Bollywood: das indische Kino und die Schweiz. Edition Museum für Gestaltung: Zürich: 97-105
  • 2000b 'Bombay ishtyle.' In S. Bruzzi and P. Gibson (eds) Fashion cultures: theories, explorations and analysis. London: Routledge: 178-190
  • 2000c 'Shooting stars: the Indian film magazine Stardust.' In Dwyer and Pinney: 247-85
  • 1998a '"Starry nights": the novels of Shobha Dé.' In Th. D'haen (ed.) (Un)writing empire. In 'Cross/cultures: readings in the post/colonial literatures in English' series, Vol 30. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi. 117-133
  • 1994 'Caste, religion and sect in Gujarat: followers of Vallabhacharya and Swaminarayan.' In R. Ballard (ed.) Desh pardesh: the South Asian experience in Britain. London: Hurst & Company. 165-190

    3) Articles in refereed journals

  • 2002c 'Real and imagined audiences: Lagaan and the Hindi film after the 1990s.' Etnofoor, 15 (1/2) December, Special volume: 'Screens':177-193. . Reprinted in Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn (with Vera Alexander) (eds) (2006) Peripheral centres, central peripheries: India and its diasporas. Transcultural Anglophone Studies, Vol. 1. LitVerlag: Munster: pp.
  • 2000d ' "Indian values" and the diaspora: Yash Chopra's films of the 1990s.' West Coast Line, 32-34/2, Autumn 2000: 6-27; also in Parthiv Shah (ed.) Figures, facts, feelings: a direct diasporic dialogue. New Delhi: Centre for Media and Alternative Communication: 74-82
  • 2000e 'The erotics of the wet sari in Hindi films.' South Asia, 23 (2), June: 143-159. Translated into Flemish: 'De natte sari-sutra: vestimentaire erotiek in de moderne Hindi-film.' AS: mediatijdschrift, 170: 26-43
  • 1998b 'Hindi romantic cinema: Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhie and Silsila.' South Asia, XX1 (1), June, Special volume: 'Translatings: images from India's half century.': 181-212

    4) Editing

  • 2006- Editor of book series 'Oxford Series in South Asian Cinema'
  • 2005- 'Keywords in South Asian Studies' with Subir Sinha
  • 2004d Special issue of South Asia Research 24 (1), May: 'The cultural meaning of food in South Asia'
  • 1996 Updated contributions to S. Weightman (ed.) Traveller's literary companion to the Indian sub-continent. Brighton: In-print

    Other

Reviews and feature articles about films, books and cultural events:
Amazon.co.uk, Arre, The Black Film Bulletin, The Book Review, BSOAS, Contemporary South Asia, Gastronomica, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, India International Centre Quarterly, India Today, Indobrit, Man's World, Mid-day (Mumbai), New Statesman, Outlook, Sight and Sound, The Sunday Times of India, Tehelka, Time Out (Mumbai), The Times Higher Education Supplement, The Times Literary Supplement, Vanity Fair; 1000 Key moments in cinema; 1001 Films to see before you die

Writing for blogs such as Oxford Bookstore, India and the London Film Festival
Writing programme notes for BAFTA awards; programme notes for the National Theatre's 'Rafta rafta' (2007);

Advisory Board member: Journal for South Asian Popular Culture (Routledge); South Asia Research (Sage Publications); '24 frames', Wallflower Press

 

BOOKS FOR SALE (THROUGH AMAZON)

Filming the gods: religion and Indian cinema. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.

One hundred Bollywood films. London: British Film Institute, 2005

Cinema India: the visual culture of Hindi film. Co-authored with D. Patel, in the 'Envisioning Asia' series, ed. H. Bhabha, London: Reaktion Books and the Victoria and Albert Museum/New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Yash Chopra. In 'World directors' series. London: British Film Institute/Berkeley: University of California Press/New Delhi: Roli Books, 2002

The poetics of devotion: the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram. London: Curzon, 2001

Pleasure and the nation: the history, consumption and politics of public culture in India. Co-dited with C. Pinney. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000

All you want is money, all you need is love: sexuality and romance in modern India. London: Cassell/New York: Continuum, 2000

Gujarati. (+ 90min. cassette) London and New York: Hodder and Stoughton Educational, 1995

 

 

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