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Author Kay, Kavyta, author.

Title New Indian Nuttahs : comedy and cultural critique in millennial India / Kavyta Kay.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2018 English+International
Contents "New" India and the Nuttahs -- Riffing India comedy, identity, and censorship -- Women in Internet comedy -- Down to brown : a footnote on British Asian and South Asian American comedy -- The currency of comedy.
Summary This book takes a journey into the new and exciting created by a the wave of Indian comedians today, described affectionately here as the New Indian Nuttahs, and looks at what these tell us about identity, "Indianness", censorship, feminism, diaspora and millennial India. It provides a unique analysis into the growing phenomenon of internet comedy and into a dimension of Indian popular culture which has long been dominated by the traditional film and television industries. Through a mixture of close textual readings of online comedy videos and interviews with content creators and consumers in India, this book provides a fresh perspective on comedy studies in its approach to a global South context from a sociocultural perspective. As a protean form of new media, this has opened up new avenues of articulation, identification and disidentification and as such, this book makes a further contribution to South Asian, communication, media & cultural studies.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Comedy -- Political aspects -- India.
Comedy -- Social aspects -- India.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319978673 (electronic bk.)
3319978675 (electronic bk.)