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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 18 August 2016
  • ISBN : 9781137599230
  • Page : 215 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Hinduism and Hindi Theater Book Summary/Review:

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.

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Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Hinduism and Hindi Theater
  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781137599230
GET THIS BOOKHinduism and Hindi Theater

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,

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama
  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780773574625
GET THIS BOOKGender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama

"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.

The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781317937319
GET THIS BOOKThe Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

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

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Rethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781000257953
GET THIS BOOKRethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions

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Imagining Indianness
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-08
  • ISBN : 9783319410159
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This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses. The collection of essays examines questions related to the interpretation of the Indian past and present, the meanings of ancient and venerated cultural symbols in ancient times and

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • ISBN : 9781351123600
GET THIS BOOKDivinizing in South Asian Traditions

The issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions has not been examined before as a process involving various methods to affect the socio-cultural cognition of the community. It is therefore essential to consider the context of "divinizing" and to analyse what groups, institutions or individuals define the discourse, what are the ideological positions that they represent, and who or what is being divinized. This book deals with the issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions. It aims at studying cultural

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  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780472024629
GET THIS BOOKActs of Authority/Acts of Resistance

Despite its importance to literary and cultural texts of resistance, theater has been largely overlooked as a field of analysis in colonial and postcolonial studies. Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance seeks to address that absence, as it uniquely views drama and performance as central to the practice of nationalism and anti-colonial resistance. Nandi Bhatia argues that Indian theater was a significant force in the struggle against oppressive colonial and postcolonial structures, as it sought to undo various schemes of

Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama

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  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2008-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780773577633
GET THIS BOOKGender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama

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 mythological models pertaining to women have been reworked in Hindi drama and whether the seven representative dramatists discussed in this book present conservative or liberating Hindu images of the feminine.

The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film
  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781317937326
GET THIS BOOKThe Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

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

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  • Author : Heidi R.M. Pauwels
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-12-17
  • ISBN : 9781134062553
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This book is about the popular cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and how it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of film and literature, such as how Bollywood movies rework literary themes, offer different (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots, stories, and characters to accommodate the medium and the economics of the genre, sometimes even changing the way literature is read. This book addresses the socio-political implications of popular reinterpretations of "elite culture", exploring gender issues and

Reliving Karbala : Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2006-03-23
  • ISBN : 9780199706624
GET THIS BOOKReliving Karbala : Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

In 680 C.E., a small band of the Prophet Muhammads family and their followers, led by his grandson, Husain, rose up in a rebellion against the ruling caliph, Yazid. The family and its supporters, hopelessly outnumbered, were massacred at Karbala, in modern-day Iraq. The story of Karbala is the cornerstone of institutionalized devotion and mourning for millions of Shii Muslims. Apart from its appeal to the Shii community, invocations of Karbala have also come to govern mystical and reformist discourses

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  • Author : Hans Peter Theodor Gaeffke,Peter Gaeffke
  • Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • Release Date : 1978
  • ISBN : 3447016140
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Theology and Literature: Rethinking Reader Responsibility

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2006-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781403982995
GET THIS BOOKTheology and Literature: Rethinking Reader Responsibility

By examining theological and literary narratives through an engagement with well-known theorists of reading and religion, this collection of essays, international in perspective, brings together varied, refreshing and provocative responses to well-established literary and critical theories.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781474242332
GET THIS BOOKGlobal Modernists on Modernism

Bringing together works by writers from sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, central Europe, the Muslim world, Asia, South America and Australia – many translated into English for the first time – this is the first collection of statements on modernism by writers, artists and practitioners from across the world. Annotated throughout, the texts are supported by critical essays from leading modernist scholars exploring major issues in the contemporary study of global modernism. Global Modernists on Modernism is an essential resource for students and scholars

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781317531050
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