INDEX
Abdul, J. A., 255
Abhinavagupta, 171–72, 179
action, flow of, 143–44
Address of the Eye, The (Sobchack), 289n9
Adi Velli [Friday in the month of Adi],
239–40
Adorno, Theodor, 305n18
Advaita Vedanta, 247
affect and emotion: affective thought,
270; German critical tradition and,
290n17; Spinoza on sadness, 261–62;
Stewart on ordinary affects, 293n63;
time and affective play of feelings,
147–48. See also desire; hope; plea-
sure; wonder
Ahmed, Sara, 91
Ajith Kumar (actor), 137, 143
Akkineni Sanjivi, 212, 306n13
Alagappan, A. L., 64
Ali, Daud, 174
Allison, Anne, 307n9 (ch17)
Althusser, Louis, 305n1
Alton, John, 116
Ameer (director), 188, 275–76
Amiratham theater, Madurai, 251
Amman (deity), 239–40
Amudhan, C. S., 199–202
Anderson, Joseph, 294n78
Angelopoulos, Theo, 297n24
animators, 247–49
Annamayya, 151, 156
Anthropocene as “anthroposcene,” 17
anthropology of creation. See creation,
anthropology of
anubavam (“experience”), 293n68. See
also experience
aphrodisia, 173–74
Apocalypse Now, xii
apprenticeship system, 27–28
Aquinas, Thomas, 245
Argonauts of the Western Pacific
(Malinowski), 14
art and art direction: art director Rajee-
van, 69–84; bridge construction
in Badami, 74–83; creativity and,
73–76; Dewey on, 71, 80; Gell on, 72,
82, 298n13, 298n16; Lévi-Strauss on
native Northwest Coast art, 75–76;
maistry (foreman), 73–74; nature-art
relationship, 79–80; originality and,
74, 78; repetition and, 75–76, 298n10;
sketches, 77–79
Arya (actor), 41, 259
Asal, 225–26, 258
aspiration. See hope
astrology, 265
audience: box-office success and, 260–
66; classification of, 215–16; open
cinematic structure and, 31–32; re-
spect for, 290n19
Autodesk Maya, 247
Aval Peyar Tamilarasi [Her name is Ta-
milarasi], 252–66, 267, 269–70
Avatar, 241, 243
Avid digital editing system, 205, 213,
221, 231, 232
avm Productions, 46, 73
Ayirathil Oruvan [One in a thousand],
102, 156, 175
Azim Cine Decors, Kodambakkam, 69
Bachelard, Gaston, 67–68
Bacon, Francis, 132–33
Badami, 74–83, 164
Bali (demon), 164
Balslev, Anindita Niyogi, 299n1, 301n5
Bana Kathadi [Kite], 168–79, 265
Baskaran, Theodore, 295n10, 306n8
(ch14)
Batchelor, David, 125
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