The Image Trap: M G Ramachandran in Film and Politics download epub
by M.S.S Pandian
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Pandian skilfully deploys Gramscian parameters to try explaining how a cine-actor was transformed into a folk hero of the masses. One of the most significant and original works ever on Tamil Nadu's politics. Dec 04, 2013 Kajal rated it it was amazing. The writer seems to have trashed most of the 'good populist'schemes that are invoked in MGR's memory.
The Image Trap is a useful book for both students of Indian politics and Indian cinema and a welcome addition to the . Pandian’s The Image Trap is a lively, concerned essay in understanding the influence exercised by .
The Image Trap is a useful book for both students of Indian politics and Indian cinema and a welcome addition to the literature on the connection between image and voter behaviour. Ramachandran on a fan following consisting in substantial part of the Tamil poor. In the Indian subaltern studies tradition, this work of critical social history is recommended to all students of south India.
The Image Trap analyses the phenomenon of . Ramachandran (MGR), the legendary film star-cum-politician of Tamil Nadu, as a modern-day political myth
The Image Trap analyses the phenomenon of . Ramachandran (MGR), the legendary film star-cum-politician of Tamil Nadu, as a modern-day political myth. This book offers fascinating details about the extent to which MGR was successful in creating a stereotypical cinematic persona, and what repercussions it had on Tamil Nadu. Delineating the cultural elements that were meticulously mobilised to constitute MGR’s on-screen image, it analyses the popularity he enjoyed among the poor whose interests he constantly violated.
New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1992. The Image Trap: M. G. Ramachandran in Film and Politics. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1992. Article in The Journal of Asian Studies 52(02):488-489 · May 2011 with 28 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. The Politics of Transition: A Hidden History of South Africa's Negotiated Settlement.
Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M. was an Indian actor and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for ten years between 1977 and 1987. He is a cultural icon in the state. He is a cultural icon in the state and is regarded as one of the most influential actors of Tamil cinema. He was popularly known as "Makkal Thilagam" (People's King) as he was popular with the masses. He was a philanthropist and a humanitarian icon.
Ramachandran in Film and Politics . This is done by means of what Pandian termed as constructed biographies which are popular narratives that ingeniously present the cinematic as real
The Image Trap analyses the phenomenon of . This is done by means of what Pandian termed as constructed biographies which are popular narratives that ingeniously present the cinematic as real. It brings out the interface and interplay between the media and political processes. Pamela G. Price (a1). The Swedish Collegium of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 March 2011.
The author begins by explaining why MGR′s career merits serious attention and then moves on to elaborate the various elements of the cinematic persona of MGR, to study the reasons for his acceptance at a popular level, to explore the roots of this popularity and finally to analyze his transition into political life.
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd; 1 edition (February 7, 1992)
Pages: 168 pages