Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Written By Diana Dimitrova
Hinduism and Hindi Theater
  • Publsiher : Springer
  • Release : 18 August 2016
  • ISBN : 1137599235
  • Pages : 215 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Hinduism and Hindi Theater written by Diana Dimitrova which was release on 18 August 2016, this book published by Springer. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Hinduism and Hindi Theater
  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-18
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : "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 ...

Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama

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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2008-03-19
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : Diana 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 - the period when urban proscenium Hindi theatre, which originated under Western influence, matured and thrived. Her focus is on how different religious and ...

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  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Total pages : 392
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
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Summary : This book looks at adaptations, translations and performance of Shakespeare's productions in India from the mid-18th century, when British officers in India staged Shakespeare's plays along with other English playwrights for entertainment, through various Indian adaptations of his plays during the colonial period to post-Independence period. It studies Shakespeare ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-09
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-20
  • Total pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Author : Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
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  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 212
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