Hinduism and Hindi Theater

This book explores the representation of Hinduism through myth and discourse in urban Hindi theatre in the period 1880-1960.

Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Author: Diana Dimitrova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137599235

Page: 215

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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.

Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama

An exploration of the issues of religion and gender in Hindi drama from the 1880s to the 1960s.

Gender  Religion  and Modern Hindi Drama

Author: Diana Dimitrova

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077357462X

Page: 166

View: 340

"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 and on whether the dramatists discussed present conservative of liberating Hindu images of the feminine."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Rethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions

She is Professor of Hinduism and South Asian Religions at the University of
Montreal in Montreal, Canada. She is the author of Hinduism and Hindi Theater (
2016; paperback edition 2018), Gender, Religion and Modern Hindi Drama (
2008) ...

Rethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions

Author: Diana Dimitrova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000257959

Page: 176

View: 238

This book analyses cultural questions related to representations of the body in South Asian traditions, human perceptions and attitudes toward the body in religious and cultural contexts, as well as the processes of interpreting notions of the body in religious and literary texts. Utilising an interdisciplinary perspective by means of textual study and ideological analysis, anthropological analysis, and phenomenological analysis, the book explores both insider- and outsider perspectives and issues related to the body from the 2nd century CE up to the present-day. Chapters assess various aspects of the body including processes of embodiment and questions of mythologizing the divine body and othering the human body, as revealed in the literatures and cultures of South Asia. The book analyses notions of mythologizing and "othering" of the body as a powerful ideological discourse, which empowers or marginalizes at all levels of the human condition. Offering a deep insight into the study of religion and issues of the body in South Asian literature, religion and culture, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of South Asian studies, South Asian religions, South Asian literatures, cultural studies, philosophy and comparative literature.

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre

Samkālīn hindi nāțak aur rangmañc . Dillī : Bhārtī Bhāṣā ... Berthold , Margot .
Weltgeschichte des Theaters . ... A National Theatre for the Hindus : Hariscandra
of Banaras and the Classical Traditions in Late Nineteenth Century India . ” Ed .
M ...

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre

Author: Diana Dimitrova

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820468228

Page: 129

View: 742

Western Tradition and Naturalistic Hindi Theatre is a critical study of the dramatic work of naturalistic Hindi playwright Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996). The book explores modern Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century until the 1960s. During this period, proscenium Hindi theatre, which originated under Western influence, matured and thrived. In the years after Independence, there was a strong resentment of Western ideas and cultural influence. Because of political controversies with the British, «Western» influence also came to be understood as «non-Indian» in the sphere of literature. This resulted in a negative stance toward the naturalistic play of Hindi and those dramatists who adhered to it. Thus, this book is a contribution to the present-day cultural dialogue between East and West.

The Other in South Asian Religion Literature and Film

Next, I discuss Hindi drama from its beginnings in the second half of the
nineteenth century until the 1960s. ... and ideas show a subtle blending of Urdu-
Hindi progressivism, the Western dramatic tradition and the Hindu reform
movements, and ...

The Other in South Asian Religion  Literature and Film

Author: Diana Dimitrova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317937325

Page: 166

View: 710

This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of "otherness" and its religious, cultural and ideological implications. The book applies the perspectives of ideological criticism, theories of hybridity, orientalism, nationalism, and gender and queer studies to gain new insights into the literature, film and culture of South Asia. It looks at the different ways of interpreting "otherness" today. The book goes on to analyze the ideological implications of the creation of "otherness" with regard to religious and cultural identity and the legitimation of power, as well as how the representation of "otherness" reflects the power structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Offering a well-thought-out reflection on important cultural questions as well as a deep insight into the study of religion and "otherness" in South Asian literature and film, this book is a pioneering project that is of interest to scholars of South Asian Studies and South Asian religions, literatures and cultures.

The Cinemas of India

A comprehensive guide to wade through the world of Indian cinema, from 1896 to 2000, this book, an enlarged edition of the original FR title, Les Cinemas de L lnde , presents its multiple regional facets illustrated by filmmakers that the ...

The Cinemas of India

Author: Yves Thoraval

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN:

Page: 507

View: 875

A comprehensive guide to wade through the world of Indian cinema, from 1896 to 2000, this book, an enlarged edition of the original FR title, Les Cinemas de L lnde , presents its multiple regional facets illustrated by filmmakers that the world is no

Malaysian Cinema Asian Film

Ravi Vasudevan discusses reasons other than those cited by L . Krishnan ,
including the Hindi films ' construction of ' an overarching north Indian ,
majoritarian Hindu identity , ' which simultaneously defined all else as ' other ' (
Vasudevan ...

Malaysian Cinema  Asian Film

Author: William Van der Heide

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053565803

Page: 301

View: 270

Annotation Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Pop Culture India

Not only did Sircar believe that it was possible to work outside the commercial
theater tradition, he felt that it was ... In 2005 Basu wrote the powerful play,
Satorie July, which dealt with the aftermath of the violent Hindu-Muslim
confrontation in Gujerat and criticized religious fundamentalism. Hindi and
English Theaters in India Unlike the Marathi and Bengali theaters ensconced in
the Mumbai-Pune and ...

Pop Culture India

Author: Asha Kasbekar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096361

Page: 336

View: 519

Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty First Century

By the mid-1990s the Hindi cinema had departed from its cultural roots, adopted
a more globalized blend of Hindu representations, and come under the influence
of American movies. When Hausa filmmakers started full production, in 2000, ...

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty First Century

Author: Mahir Saul

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821419315

Page: 248

View: 706

African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry and the French state. Beginning in1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major showcase for these films. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras. These “Nollywood” films, so named because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema. Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century is the first book to bring together a set of essays offering a unique comparison of these two main African cinema modes.

The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

He epitomized latenineteenth - century attempts to differentiate * Hindi theatre
from Urdu , establishing Hindi as a ... As Betab was interested in recuperating a
sort of classicism into Parsi theatre , he turned to the corpus of Hindu myths to ...

The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

Author: Ananda Lal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 563

View: 177

This Encyclopedic Volume Is The First Of Its Kind In Any Language Covering All Of Indian Theatre. Lavishly Illustrated, With Some Rare Photographs From Archival Collections.

India s Shakespeare

This is a collection on the diverse aspects of the interaction between Shakespeare and India, a process embedded in the contradictions of colonialism - of simultaneous submission and resistance.

India s Shakespeare

Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138818

Page: 303

View: 679

This is a collection on the diverse aspects of the interaction between Shakespeare and India, a process embedded in the contradictions of colonialism - of simultaneous submission and resistance. The essays, grouped around the key issues of translation, interpretation, and performance, deal with how the plays were taught, translated, and adapted, as well as the literary, social, and political implications of this absorption into the cultural fabric of India. They also look at the other side, what India meant to Shakespeare. Further, they document how the performance of Shakespeare both colonized and catalyzed Indian theater - being staged in English in schools, in translation in various parts of the country, through acculturation into indigenous theater forms and Hindi cinema. The book highlights, and thus rereads, not just one of the longest and most widespread interactions between a Western author and the East but also part of the colonial and postcolonial history of India. Poonam Trivedi is a Reader in English at Indraprastha College, University of Delhi. Now retired, Dennis Bartholomeusz was Reader in English literature at Monash University in Melbourne.

Jaishankar Prasad

A good general account of the conflict between Hinduism and Buddhism , which
plays a central role in so many of Prasad ' s ... literature at its worst , provides
some useful information regarding the history and development of Hindi theater .

Jaishankar Prasad

Author: Rajendra Singh

Publisher: Boston : Twayne

ISBN:

Page: 148

View: 200

Folk Theater of India

Earlier lila plays were of many types : Harishchandralila was about the truthful
ancient Hindu king Harishchandra , who ... Famous ones are Bharatendu
Harishchandra , father of Hindi drama , whose verse plays and pungent farces
portray the ...

Folk Theater of India

Author: Balawanta Gāragī

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN:

Page: 217

View: 617

Perspectives in Indian Cinema

Recently , Telugu cinema production has surpassed both Hindi and Tamil films
again in terms of raw production numbers . The Hindu reported on August 22 ,
1996 , that in 1994 , 174 Telugu feature films were made , as compared to 155
Hindi ...

Perspectives in Indian Cinema

Author: Robert Richard Rigolosi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 138

View: 352

The Karmic Theater

Similar arguments were advanced nearly seventy years later by a number of
spokesmen for the Hindus in Jaffna . When giving evidence before the special
committee on Hindi temporalities , for example , many of the witnesses displayed
an ...

The Karmic Theater

Author: R. S. Perinbanayagam

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 212

View: 490