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Anjali Gera Roy and Chua Beng Huat

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198075981

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.001.0001

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Bollywood Films and African Audiences

Bollywood Films and African Audiences

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Travels of Bollywood Cinema


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This chapter focuses on the resurgence of the Indophile phenomenon in Senegal, which involves dressing Indian, dancing to Indian music, in addition to watching Indian films. It brings together the historically distinctive narratives of the popularity of Hindi films in Senegal in the 1950s and in the present. It engages with the idea of parallel modernities and cultural proximity to explain why the Senegalese love Indian films.

Keywords:   Senegal, Indophile, Indian films, Hindi films, Senegalese

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