South Asian Creative and Cultural Industries

Khaleel Malik (Editor), Rajinder Dudrah (Editor)

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It is widely acknowledged that creativity is emerging as one of the most important sources of economic growth. This book investigates the varied forms of the creative and cultural industries including the arts, culture, film, design and other related fields. In this book, the chapters showcase new research insights into the recent growth of the creative and cultural industries, which can be located across the intersection of the arts and humanities, business studies and social science disciplines. The contributors provide rich empirical insights about the creative and cultural industries of, related to and connected with South Asia, both from across its diasporas and from around the world. This includes a variety of illustrative examples of creativity from the Bollywood film industry, to the growth of the creative sector in countries like the UK, India and Bangladesh, making the book an engaging read for anyone who is interested to learn more. Using contemporary and fresh examples from South Asia and its diasporas, South Asian Creative and Cultural Industries offers new research perspectives on a growing and important region of the world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the South Asian Popular Culture journal.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages123
ISBN (Print)9780367437565
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2020


  • creative
  • cultural
  • South Asian
  • diaspora
  • Bollywood
  • film


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