Globalization, History, Historiography: The Making of a Modern Indian Theatre

Overview

‘Globalization, History, Historiography: The Making of a Modern Indian Theatre’ analyzes the cultural impact of globalization's economic, historical, and political processes on the making of the modern Indian theatre. In so doing, the book wrestles with such matters as imperialism and Orientalism, colonial knowledge and historiography, metropolitan elite and regional folk/popular cultures, Hindu and Islamic fundamentalisms, transnational flows of ideologies of liberal democracy and modernity, historiographies of nation formation, and nationalist

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Overview

‘Globalization, History, Historiography: The Making of a Modern Indian Theatre’ analyzes the cultural impact of globalization's economic, historical, and political processes on the making of the modern Indian theatre. In so doing, the book wrestles with such matters as imperialism and Orientalism, colonial knowledge and historiography, metropolitan elite and regional folk/popular cultures, Hindu and Islamic fundamentalisms, transnational flows of ideologies of liberal democracy and modernity, historiographies of nation formation, and nationalist and nativist movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843318545
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2015
  • Series: Anthem South Asian Studies Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rakesh H. Solomon serves on the faculties of Theatre and Drama, India Studies, Cultural Studies, and Comparative Literature at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he specializes in Indian theatre as well as American theatre. His articles have appeared in such publications as Theatre Research International, the International Journal of the Humanities, and Comparative Literature Now.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter 1: Globalization, Culture, and Society: Modern Indian Theatre, 1753-1947; Chapter 2: Globalization and Colonial Knowledge: A Genealogy of Indian Theatre Historiography; Chapter 3: Calcutta: Russian-French-British-Sanskrit-Bengali Theatre; Chapter 4: Lucknow: French-Persian-Urdu-Kathak Dance-Opera-Theatre; Chapter 5: Bombay: Gujarati-Urdu-Hindi Popular Theatre of the Parsi Companies; Chapter 6: Poona: Mazzini-Cavour and Tilak-Gandhi Debates on the Marathi Stage; Chapter 7: Postcolonial Globalization: Sanskrit-German-Kannada-Hindi Folk-Modern Theatre; Works Cited; Acknowledgements; Index

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