Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cinema and Cultures at SOAS, University of London. Her research publications are mostly on Hindi cinema and she is currently completing her book‘Bollywood’s India: the dreams of Hindi cinema’s imaginary world’. Her next project is the cultural history of the Indian elephant.
Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London. Her main research interest is in Hindi cinema where she has published books, articles and essays on film magazines and popular fiction; consumerism and the new middle classes; love and eroticism (the wet sari the kiss and saying ‘I love you’); visual culture (sets, locations and costumes); religion (Hinduism and Islam); emotions (anger and happiness); stars and star families (Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and the Kapoor dynasty); Gandhi and the biopic; Hindi cinema in East Africa and in the UK.