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Author Dimitrova, Diana, 1969-
Title Hinduism and Hindi theater / Diana Dimitrova.
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Author Dimitrova, Diana, 1969-
Subject Hindi drama -- History and criticism.
Theater -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Theater -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Hinduism in literature.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This text 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.
Contents Dedication; Contents; The Author; Chapter 1: Introduction; On Method; On Transliteration; Note; Chapter 2: Rethinking Hinduism, Mythologizing, and Otherism; The Concept of "Myth" and the Process of Mythologizing; Hinduism and Mythologizing; The Notion of the "Other" and the Discourse of Otherism; Hinduism and Otherism; Hinduism and the Discourses of Urdu-Hindu Progressivism and of the Arya Samaj; Urdu-Hindi Progressivism; Hindu Reform Movements and the Arya Samaj in North India33; Notes; Chapter 3: Revisiting Hindi Theatre: Inventing Tradition.
"The Invention of Tradition": Hindi Nationalism and Hindi Drama and TheatreNon-Invented Traditions and Influences on Hindi Theatre; Modern Hindi Drama: Major Authors and Periods; Bharatendu Harishcandra (1850-1885); Jayshankar Prasad (1889-1937); Lakshminarayan Mishra (1903-1987); Bhuvaneshvar Prasad Shrivastav (1912/14-1957); Jagdishcandra Mathur (1917-1981); Mohan Rakesh (1925-1972); Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996); The Invention of Tradition and the Creation of the Canon of Hindi Drama; Notes.
Chapter 4: Hinduism, Nationalism, and Varnasramadharma: Mythologizing and Othering the Religious Other Hinduism and Varnasramadharma1; Bharatendu Harishcandra (1850-1885); Jayshankar Prasad (1889-1937); Lakshminarayan Mishra (1903-1987); Bhuvaneshvar Prasad Shrivastav (1912/14-1957); Mohan Rakesh (1925-1972); Jagdishcandra Mathur (1917-1981); Upendranath Ashk (1910-1996); Hinduism, Hindi Theatre, and the Notion of Cultural Identity; Notes; Chapter 5: Hinduism and Gender: Mythologizing and Othering Women; Images of the Feminine in the Hindu Tradition
Mythologizing and Othering of Women and Hindi TheatreBharatendu Harishcandra; Jayshankar Prasad; Lakshminarayan Mishra; Mohan Rakesh; Bhuvaneshvar; Jagdishcandra Mathur; Upendranath Ashk; Mythologizing and Othering Women and the Construction of the Literary Canon; Notes; Conclusion: A Hindu-Hindi Drama?; Summary of Dramas; Ashk, Upendranath (1910-1996); Alag alag raste (Separate Ways), 1954; Anjo Didi (The Elder Sister Anjo), 1955; Kaid aur Uran (Prison and Flight), 1950; Kaid (Prison); Uran (Flight); Svarg ki jhalak (Glimpse of Paradise), 1939; Taulie (Towels), 1943
Tufan se pahle (Before the Storm), 1946Bhuvaneshvar (Bhuvaneshvar Prasad Shrivastav) (1912/4-1957); Pratibha ka vivah (Pratibha's Marriage), 1933; Straik (Strike), 1938; Bharatendu (Bharatendu Harishcandra) (1850-1885); Andher Nagari (The Lawless State), 1881; Nildevi (Nildevi), 1881; Mathur, Jagdishcandra (1917-1981); Bhor ka tara (The Morning Star), 1937; Konark (The Temple of Konark), 1951; Rirh ki haddi (Backbone), 1939; Mishra, Lakshminarayan (1903-1981); Sindur ki holi (The Vermilion Holi), 1934; Sanyasi (The Ascetic), 1929; Prasad, Jayshankar (1889-1937)
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 29, 2016).
ISBN 9781137599230 (electronic bk.)
1137599235 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9781137599223
OCLC # 957156894
Additional Format Print version: Dimitrova, Diana, 1969- Hinduism and Hindi theater. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] 1137599227 9781137599223 (OCoLC)942380986

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