Indian Drama in English

Kaustav Chakraborty

Published by PHI Learning, 2011
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This edited volume on Indian Drama in English, including Indian plays in English translation, with contributions from experts specializing on the different playwrights, covers the works of major dramatists who have given a distinctive shape to this enormous mass of creative material. This comprehensive and well-researched text explores the major Indian playwrights in English. It encompasses such works as Rabindranath Tagore?s Red Oleanders; Vijay Tendulkar?s Silence ! The Court is in Session, Kanayadan, The Vultures, and Kamala; Girish Karnad?s Hayavadana, Tughlaq, Naga Mandala, and The Fire and the Rain; Mahasweta Devi?s The Mother of 1084; Mahesh Dattani?s Final Solutions, Tara, Dance Like a Man, and Bravely Fought the Queen; Habib Tanvir?s Charandas Chor; Indira Parthasarathy?s Auranzeb; and Badal Sircar?s Evam Indrajit. The book focuses on different aspects of their plays and shows how the Indian Drama in English, while maintaining its relation with the tradition, has made bold innovations and fruitful experiments in terms of both thematic and technical excellence. The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of English literature. Besides, it will also be valuable for those who wish to delve deeper into the plays covered and analyzed in the text. Contents Preface ? Contributors 1. Introduction: Representative Playwrights of Indian English Drama ?KAUSTAV CHAKRABORTY 2. Tagore?s Red Oleanders: A Thematic Study ?ANADA LAL 3. Translation of Symbols and other Tropes and Schemes in Red Oleanders ?BASUDEB CHAKRABORTI 4. The Outsider?s Vision: Samant in Silence! The Court is in Session ?AMRIT SEN 5. De-silencing the Silence: Legal Institutionalization of a Woman?s Victimization ?SHYISTA AAMIR KHAN 6. ?Wound That?s Born to Bleed?: Critiquing Women?s Position in Indian Society through Tendulkar?s Silence! The Court is in Session ?TANDRIMA GUHA 7. Vijay Tendulkar?s Kanyadaan: Negotiating Social ?Truth(s)? ?JOYDEEP BHATTACHARYYA 8. Vijay Tendulkar?s The Vultures (Gidhade): A Study in Violence ?ROSY CHAMLING 9. Vijay Tendulkar?s The Vultures: An Interface between Feminist Critique and Existential Angst ?SHUBHO RAY 10. Panopticons of Power: The Infusion of Family, Gender and Social Opportunism in Vijay Tendulkar?s Kamala ?RATUL NANDI 11. Girish Karnad?s Hayavadana Revisited ?K.L. GEORGE, S.J. 12. Hayavadana: A Theatre-goer?s Response ?DATTATREYA DATTA 13. Casteism and Karnad?s Hayavadana ?KAUSTAV CHAKRABORTY 14. Reluctant to be Framed: Reading Tughlaq as a Medley of Voices and Conflicting Personas in Girish Karnad?s Tughlaq ?RAJA BASU 15. ?And why should I deserve that Madness??: The Strange Case of Karnadian Tughlaq ?ABHISHEK JHA 16. A Tale of Subversion with a Conundrum of Mask: A Reading into Girish Karnad?s Naga Mandala ?ZINIA MITRA 17. Desires from the World beyond and the Women in Naga Mandala ?PARAMITA GHOSH 18. Conflict between Natural Law and Moral Rectitude: Girish Karnad?s The Fire and the Rain ?ANTARA SAHA 19. ?Fire? and ?Rain? in The Fire and the Rain ?PAYEL SINHA 20. Terrors of Immortality in Girish Karnad?s The Fire and the Rain ?SHREYASHI CHETTRI 21. The Mother of 1084: Political Drama Redefined ?GAUTAM SENGUPTA 22. The Personal is Political: Re-reading Mahasweta Devi?s Mother of 1084 ?JAYDIP SARKAR 23. Mahesh Dattani?s Final Solutions: A Reconsideration ?KETAKI DATTA 24. History through Modernity: An Analysis of Final Solutions ?SAMIPENDRA BANERJEE 25. Multiple Appropriations: Writing the Contested Body in Dattani?s Tara ?PATHIK ROY 26. Form and Content in Mahesh Dattani?s Dance Like a Man ?INDRANEE GHOSH 27. Dance Like a Man: Revisiting the Title ?NILANJANA SEN 28. The Ironic Gaze: A Reading of Dattani?s Bravely Fought the Queen ?ANINDYA SEN 29. Charandas Chor: Re-imagining the ?Folk? ?ANSHUMAN SINGH 30. Rereading Ind Printed Pages: 408. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Indian Drama in English
Publisher: PHI Learning
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Softcover
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