Studies in International Performance

Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre

Essays on the Theatres of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Editors: Sengupta, A. (Ed.)

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While remapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, this study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts.

About the authors

Syed Jamil Ahmed, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Carol C. Davis, Franklin & Marshall College, USA Kanchuka Dharmasiri, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Aparna Dharwadker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Shayoni Mitra, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA Asma Mundrawala, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

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“The volume, as a whole, makes an important contribution in mapping the contours of the theatres of the South Asian nations. All the essays record the urge for articulations in the theatres, produced and received often under volatile circumstances. … In brief, this comprehensive study of the theatres of South Asia has been a distinctive addition to recent theatre studies.” (Abhijit Sen, Asiatic, Vol. 9 (2), December, 2015)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Setting the Stage

    Sengupta, Ashis

    Pages 1-62

  • Dispatches from the Margins: Theatre in India since the 1990s

    Mitra, Shayoni

    Pages 64-102

  • Theatre Chronicles: Framing Theatre Narratives in Pakistan’s Sociopolitical Context

    Mundrawala, Asma

    Pages 103-134

  • Designs of Living in the Contemporary Theatre of Bangladesh

    Ahmed, Syed Jamil

    Pages 135-176

  • Towards an Engaged Stage: Nepali Theatre in Uncertain Times

    Davis, Carol C.

    Pages 177-207

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre
Book Subtitle
Essays on the Theatres of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Editors
  • A. Sengupta
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37514-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137375148
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37513-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47720-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 250
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