Girls for Sale: Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India / Edition 1

Girls for Sale: Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India / Edition 1

by Gurajada Apparao
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253219132

ISBN-13: 9780253219138

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

First staged in 1892, the South Indian play Girls for Sale (Kanyasulkam) is considered the greatest modern work of Telugu literature and the first major drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism’s effects on Indian society. Filled with humor, biting social commentary, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves around a clever

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First staged in 1892, the South Indian play Girls for Sale (Kanyasulkam) is considered the greatest modern work of Telugu literature and the first major drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism’s effects on Indian society. Filled with humor, biting social commentary, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves around a clever courtesan, a young widow, and a very old man who wants to buy as his wife a very young girl. Velcheru Narayana Rao has prepared the first idiomatic English translation, with notes and a critical essay. Itself a masterpiece of Indian literature in translation, this edition makes Apparao’s work available to new audiences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219138
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on Translation and Transliteration

Girls for Sale
Dramatis Personae

1. Act One

2. Act Two

3. Act Three

4. Act Four

5. Act Five

6. Act Six

7. Act Seven

The Play in Context: A Second Look at Apparao's Kanyasulkam
Performing Kanyasulkam
Glossary
Guide to Pronunciation
Proper Names with Diacritics
Note on Names and Castes
On Kinship and Friendship
Card Game in Act Five, Scene Two
Notes
Index

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