This book focuses on ‘urban family soaps’ on television and analyses them as an important resource for anthropological insights into contemporary social issues and practices. It studies the ‘popular’ and ‘everyday’ while also concentrating on the middle class.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The Milieu of Production 3. Key Elements of Production 4. Soap Tales 5. Women: Similar Genre, Different Representations 6. The Male Voice 7. Themes and Issues 8. Conclusion Appendix I: Tracking the Growth of Televsion in India Appendix II: TAM (Television Audience Measurement Ratings) Appendix III: Synopses of Soap Operas Bibliography