Indian Drama In English

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Publisher PHI Learning All Others books by PHI Learning
ISBN 9788120350557
Author: Kaustav Chakraborty
Number of Pages 442
Available in all digital devices
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Indian Drama in English by Kaustav Chakraborty
Book Summary:

This comprehensive and well-researched text, in its second edition, continues to explore the major Indian playwrights in English. It encompasses works like Rabindranath Tagore’s Red Oleanders; Vijay Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court is in Session, Kanyadaan, The Vultures, and Kamala; Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana, Tughlaq, Naga Mandala, and The Fire and the Rain; Mahasweta Devi’s The Mother of 1084; Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions, Tara, Dance Like a Man, and Bravely Fought the Queen; Habib Tanvir’s Charandas Chor; Indira Parthasarathy’s Auranzeb; and Badal Sircar’s Evam Indrajit. The book focuses on different aspects of their plays and shows how the Indian Drama in English, while maintaining its relation with the tradition, has made bold innovations and fruitful experiments in terms of both thematic and technical excellence.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for English Literature, Media students.
Table of Contents:


• Contributors 

1.     Introduction: Representative Playwrights of Indian English Drama —Kaustav Chakraborty

2.     Tagore’s Red Oleanders: A Thematic Study —Anada Lal

3.     Translation of Symbols and other Tropes and Schemes in Red Oleanders —Basudeb Chakraborti

4.     The Outsider’s Vision: Samant in Silence! The Court is in Session —Amrit Sen

5.     De-silencing the Silence: Legal Institutionalization of a Woman’s Victimization —Shyista Aamir Khan

6.     “Wound That’s Born to Bleed”: Critiquing Women’s Position in Indian Society through Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court is in Session  —Tandrima Guha

7.     Vijay Tendulkar’s Kanyadaan: Negotiating Social ‘Truth(s)’ —Joydeep Bhattacharyya

8.     Vijay Tendulkar’s The Vultures (Gidhade): A Study in Violence —Rosy Chamling

9.     Vijay Tendulkar’s The Vultures: An Interface between Feminist Critique and Existential Angst —Shubho Ray

10.   Panopticons of Power: The Infusion of Family, Gender and Social Opportunism in Vijay Tendulkar’s Kamala —Ratul Nandi

11.   Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana Revisited   —K.L. George, S.J.

12.   Hayavadana: A Theatre-goer’s Response —Dattatreya Datta

13.   Casteism and Karnad’s Hayavadana —Kaustav Chakraborty

14.   Reluctant to be Framed: Reading Tughlaq as a Medley of Voices and Conflicting Personas in Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq  —Raja Basu

15.   “And why should I deserve that Madness?”: The Strange Case of Karnadian Tughlaq  —Abhishek Jha

16.   A Tale of Subversion with a Conundrum of Mask: A Reading into Girish Karnad’s Naga Mandala  —Zinia Mitra

17.   Desires from the World beyond and the Women in Naga Mandala —Paramita Ghosh

18.   Conflict between Natural Law and Moral Rectitude: Girish Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain —Antara Saha

19.   ‘Fire’ and ‘Rain’ in The Fire and the Rain —Payel Sinha

20.   Terrors of Immortality in Girish Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain —Shreyashi Chettri 

21. The Mother of 1084: Political Drama Redefined      —Gautam Sengupta

22.   The Personal is Political: Re-reading Mahasweta Devi’s Mother of 1084 —Jaydip Sarkar

23.   Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions: A Reconsideration —Ketaki Datta

24.   History through Modernity: An Analysis of Final Solutions —Samipendra Banerjee

25.   Multiple Appropriations: Writing the Contested Body in Dattani’s Tara —Pathik Roy

26.   Form and Content in Mahesh Dattani’s Dance Like a Man —Indranee Ghosh

27.   Dance Like a Man: Revisiting the Title  —Nilanjana Sen

28.   The Ironic Gaze: A Reading of Dattani’s Bravely Fought the Queen —Anindya Sen

29.   Charandas Chor: Re-imagining the ‘Folk’  —Anshuman Singh

30.   Rereading Indira Parthasarathy’s Aurangzeb as Religio-Political Diatribe Beneath a Historical Façade —Nitai Chandra Saha

31.   Asif Currimbhoy: India’s First Authentic Voice? —Indrani Chakraborty 

32.   Songs and Poems in Evam Indrajit: Towards a New Hermeneutics of Entrapment and Alienation —Rajadipta Roy

33.   Listening to ‘the Still, Sad Music of Humanity’: An Appraisal of Badal Sircar’s Evam Indrajit —Archana Biswas

34.   The Poetics of Protest in Ratan Thiyam’s Chakravyuha  —Anirban Chakraborty

35.   ”And What Sin Am I Guilty Of?’: Stereotyping the ‘Destereotype’ in Elkunchwar’s Desire in the Rocks —Amrita Sarkar