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Hinduism and Hindi Theater
Author : Diana Dimitrova
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-08-18
ISBN 10 : 1137599235
Pages : 215 pages

This book explores the representation of Hinduism through myth and discourse in urban Hindi theatre in the period 1880-1960. It discusses representative works of seven influential playwrights and looks into the ways they have imagined and re-imagined Hindu traditions. Diana Dimitrova examines the intersections of Hinduism and Hindi theatre, emphasizing the important role that both myth and discourse play in the representation of Hindu traditions in the works of Bharatendu Harishcandra, Jayshankar Prasad, Lakshminarayan Mishra, Jagdishcandra Mathur, Bhuvaneshvar, Upendranath Ashk, and Mohan Rakesh. Dimitrova’a analysis suggests either a traditionalist or a more modernist stance toward religious issues. She emphasizes the absence of Hindi-speaking authors who deal with issues implicit to the Muslim or Sikh or Jain, etc. traditions. This prompts her to suggest that Hindi theatre of the period 1880-1960, as represented in the works of the seven dramatists discussed, should be seen as truly ‘Hindu-Hindi’ theatre.

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama
Author : Diana Dimitrova
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date : 2008
ISBN 10 : 077357462X
Pages : 166 pages

"In Gender, Religion and Modern Hindi Drama Dimitrova studies the representation of gender and religion in Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century until the 1960s." "Dimitrova focuses on how different religious and mythological models pertaining to women have been reworked in Hindi drama and on whether the dramatists discussed present conservative of liberating Hindu images of the feminine."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre
Author : Diana Dimitrova
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release Date : 2004
ISBN 10 : 9780820468228
Pages : 129 pages

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre is a critical study of the dramatic work of naturalistic Hindi playwright Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996). The book explores modern Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century until the 1960s. During this period, proscenium Hindi theatre, which originated under Western influence, matured and thrived. In the years after Independence, there was a strong resentment of Western ideas and cultural influence. Because of political controversies with the British, «Western» influence also came to be understood as «non-Indian» in the sphere of literature. This resulted in a negative stance toward the naturalistic play of Hindi and those dramatists who adhered to it. Thus, this book is a contribution to the present-day cultural dialogue between East and West.

Hindi Literature in the Twentieth Century
Author : Hans Peter Theodor Gaeffke,Peter Gaeffke
Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Release Date : 1978
ISBN 10 : 9783447016148
Pages : 118 pages

The Critique of Indian Theatre
Author : Manohar Laxman Varadpande,Sunil Subhedar
Publisher : Delhi : Unique Publications
Release Date : 1981
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 203 pages

Articles on ancient Indic theater.

The Cinemas of India
Author : Yves Thoraval
Publisher : South Asia Books
Release Date : 2000
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 507 pages

A comprehensive guide to wade through the world of Indian cinema, from 1896 to 2000, this book, an enlarged edition of the original FR title, Les Cinemas de L lnde , presents its multiple regional facets illustrated by filmmakers that the world is no

Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema
Author : Encyclopedia Britannica
Publisher : Popular Prakashan
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9788179910665
Pages : 659 pages

The Encyclopaedia Which Brings Together An Array Of Experts, Gives A Perspective On The Fascinating Journey Of Hindi Cinema From The Turn Of The Last Century To Becoming A Leader In The World Of Celluloid.

Theatres of Independence
Author : Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release Date : 2009-11-01
ISBN 10 : 158729642X
Pages : 504 pages

Theatres of Independence is the first comprehensive study of drama, theatre, and urban performance in post-independence India. Combining theatre history with theoretical analysis and literary interpretation, Aparna Dharwadker examines the unprecedented conditions for writing and performance that the experience of new nationhood created in a dozen major Indian languages and offers detailed discussions of the major plays, playwrights, directors, dramatic genres, and theories of drama that have made the contemporary Indian stage a vital part of postcolonial and world theatre.The first part of Dharwadker's study deals with the new dramatic canon that emerged after 1950 and the variety of ways in which plays are written, produced, translated, circulated, and received in a multi-lingual national culture. The second part traces the formation of significant postcolonial dramatic genres from their origins in myth, history, folk narrative, sociopolitical experience, and the intertextual connections between Indian, European, British, and American drama. The book's ten appendixes collect extensive documentation of the work of leading playwrights and directors, as well as a record of the contemporary multilingual performance histories of major Indian, Western, and non-Western plays from all periods and genres. Treating drama and theatre as strategically interrelated activities, the study makes post-independence Indian theatre visible as a multifaceted critical subject to scholars of modern drama, comparative theatre, theatre history, and the new national and postcolonial literatures.

Bollywood Cinema
Author : Vijay Mishra
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 : 9780415930154
Pages : 296 pages

Bollywood, India's film industry, produces some 800 movies each year. These are seen by roughly 11 million people each day! In this study Vijay Mishra examines Indian cinema from the perspectives of postcolonial studies and film theory.

Pop Culture India!
Author : Asha Kasbekar
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2006-01
ISBN 10 : 1851096361
Pages : 336 pages

Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

Accessions List, South Asia
Author : Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1994
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages

Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film
Author : William Van der Heide
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 : 9789053565803
Pages : 301 pages

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