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Selected Reading List on Video, Television, and Cinema [last update, March 1997]

This very selective list is a guide to recent monographs and articles about video, television and cinema in South Asia and Southeast Asia found in the collections of the General Library System, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Useful Periodicals

  • Asian Cinema
  • Asian Journal of Communication
  • Mass Media in India
  • Media Asia

In addition, periodical guides and bibliographies from individual countries will include articles.
Newstracks: Monthly Video News from India Compiled by Philip McEldowney. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Books and Articles

Agnihotri, Ram Awatar. Artistes and Their Films of Modern Hindi Cinema: Cultural and Sociopolitical Impact on Society, 1931-1991. New Delhi: Commonwealth Publishers, 1992.

Bhatt, S. C. Satellite Invasion of India. New Dehli: Gyan Pub. House, 1994.

Bhaumika, Somesvar. Indian Cinema, Colonial Contours. Calcutta: Papyrus, 1995.

Chu, Godwin C., Alfian, and Wilbur Schramm. Social Impact of Satellite Television in Rural Indonesia. Singapore: Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre, 1991.

David, Joel. The National Pastime: Contemporary Philippine Cinema. Pasig: Anvil Pub., 1990.

Dickey, Sara. Cinema and the Urban Poor in South India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Dissanayake, Wimal, ed. Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Melodrama and Asian Cinema. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Hamelink, Cees J. and Achal Mehra, eds. Communication Development and Human Rights in Asia. Singapore: Communication Research and Information Centre, 1990.

Hansra, B. S. and P.N. Mathur. Video in Rural Development: Production and Use. New Dehli: Classical Pub., 1992.

Heider, Karl G. Indonesian Cinema: National Culture on Screen. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1991.

Hernandez, Carolina G. and Werner Pfennig, eds. Media and Politics in Asia: Trends, Problems and Prospects. Manila: U.P. Center for Integrative and Development Studies; National Institute for Policy Studies; Friedrich Naumann Foundation, 1991.

Lee, Ricardo. Salome: A Filipino Filmscript. Madison, WI.: University of Wisconsin, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 1993.

McDaniel, Drew O. Broadcasting in the Malay World. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Pub., 1994.

Sen, Krishna. Indonesian Cinema: Framing the New Order. London: Zed Books, 1994.

Trivedi, Harshad R. Mass Media and New Horizons: Impact of TV and Video on Urban Milieu. Delhi: Concept Pub., 1991.