‘Dil dance maare re’: Bollywoodisation of the Indian folk dance forms

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Indian folk dance forms are one of the founding influences on Bollywood song and dance. Elements of different folk dance forms can be seen explicitly in most Bollywood routines. Given this scheme of events in the history of the hybridisation of Bollywood song and dance from the 1970s onwards, I wish to examine how folk dances have been hybridised and transformed when represented on screen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBollywood and its Other(s)
Subtitle of host publicationTowards New Configurations
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137426505
ISBN (Print)9781137426499
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bollywood
  • Hindi Cinema
  • Folk Dance
  • Representation
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Culture
  • traditional
  • film studies
  • film analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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