The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore's Drama: The Bard on the Stage

The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore's Drama: The Bard on the Stage

by Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan


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ISBN-13: 9781138804623
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/18/2014
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies Series
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arnab Bhattacharya is an internationally published critic, translator and a creative writer. His previous publications include Ghosts and Other Perils (2013), an English translation of hilarious stories by 19th century Bengali author, Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay and Writing the Body: Studies in the Self-images of Women in Indian English Poetry (2014), an edited volume on the discourse of the body in Indian English poetry by women.

Mala Renganathan is Professor of English at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya), India. She is the author of Understanding Maria Irene Fornes’ Theatre (2011) and a contributor to Girish Karnad’s Plays: Performance and Critical Perspectives (ed. Tutun Mukherjee, 2006), South Asian Literature: An Encyclopedia (ed. Jaina C. Sangha, 2004), and Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre (ed. Daniel Meyer Dinkgrafe, Routledge, 2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: The Politics of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama 1.The Paradox of Knowledge and the Problem of the Self: The Critique of Enlightenment Epistemology in Rabindranath Tagore’s Play The Ascetic Arnab Bhattacharya 2. Exploring Modernities in Rabindranath Tagore’s Plays Tutun Mukherjee 3. A World-Oriented Disposition: Rabindranath Tagore’s Political Imaginary in the Play Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders) Sayan Bhattacharyya 4. Love in the Time of the Birth of a Celibate India: A Study of Rabindranath Tagore’s Chirakumar Sabha (An Association for Lifelong Celibates) Dipankar Roy 5. The ‘King’ in Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama: Political Power Reinscribed in Raja (The King of the Dark Chamber) Chandrava Chakravarty 6. Old Text, New Theory: Reading Tagore's Red Oleanders through Ecofeminist Lenses Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri 7. Valmiki Pratibha (The Genius of Valmiki): A Study in Genius Rumpa Das 8. That Sudden Flash of Light: Nandini of Rabindranath Tagore’s Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders) Sutapa Chaudhuri 9. The Parting Curse: A Study of Debjani and Rabindranath Tagore’s Voice in Bidaay Abhishaap (The Parting Curse) Paramita Dutta 10. Critique of Disciplinary Sovereign in Rabindranath Tagore's Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders) Suvadip Sinha 11. The Dalit Vision in Rabindranath Tagore’s Rather Roshi (The Rope of the Chariot): A Study Tapu Biswas Part II: The Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama 12. Drama as Pedagogy: Rabindranath Tagore’s The Post Office Mala Renganathan 13. Rabindranath Tagore’s Very Own Theatre Idiom Pradip Lahiri 14. Extension of the Poetic Landscape: Rabindranath Tagore’s Contribution to Drama H S Shiva Prakash 15. Tracing Shyāmā’s Line of Flight: The Minoritarian Theatrescape of Rabindranath Tagore in Kolkata Syed Jamil Ahmed 16. Perceiving the Theatrical Space through the Metaphorical: A Cognito-Proxemic Reading of Rabindranath Tagore’s Play Sacrifice Arnab Bhattacharya 17. The Quest Continues for the New Woman: Rabindranath Tagore’s Dance Dramas and the Politics of Reception Sutapa Chaudhuri 18. Dramas Sans Dance: A Re-reading of Chitrangada and Chandalika Sharmila Majumdar 19.Non - action as Action: A Comparison of Selected Plays of Rabindranath Tagore and T S Eliot K CHELLAPPAN 20. Reconstructing Tagore’s Dakghar (The Post Office): A Cross Cultural Myth Usham Rojio

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