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UNFORGETTABLE THE ICONIC WOMEN OF SOUTH INDIAN CINEMA

by Nalini Shivkumar and Rema Mahalingam

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3531-5
  2. Pages: 252 pages
  3. Date: January 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Unforgettable is a tribute to the women who became synonymous with South Indian cinema.
The book profiles thirty-four amazingly gifted women who challenged stereotypes, redefined femininity and captured the hearts of millions of film goers. Over four decades, their multivarious roles made them larger-than-life images across South India. Most of them acted in all the four languages—Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam—essaying roles that deeply impacted the society. Some of them entered filmdom at a time when cinema was strictly out of bounds for women. But they had the courage to fight against all odds and established themselves.
These are some remarkable human interest stories of individuals who stood up for themselves and left an indelible mark on millions of film buffs.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Nalini Shivkumar and Rema Mahalingam teach at a women’s college in Hyderabad. They have presented papers in national and international forums on gender issues and are interested in documenting women’s concerns. They have edited a book titled Women in Nation Building: A Multi-dimensional Perspective, and have authored a coffee table book on women achievers titled, Divas of Deccan: An Ode to the Women of Hyderabad.