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  • Course No: HS 220
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: V
  • Title: Modern Indian Drama
  • Stream: English
  • Description:

    Early precursors of Indian theatre, Parsi Theatre: the historical and cultural role of the colonial state and the native elite in theatre product ion companies; The politics of gender and performance in early theatre: the lives of early male actors like Jaishankar Bhojak „Sundari‟, Jaishankar Prasad and Fida Hussain Narsi; The absence of the female playwright and the emergence of the female actress on stage: the case of Binodini Dasi; Formal links between theatre, dance and silent era cinema; The history of post - Independence Indian theatre: from the Nehruvian Era to the Jana Natya Manch in reclaiming theatre for the people; The role of the National S chool of Drama in defining Indian 8 theatre; Readings of specific memoirs and plays in response to major debates on nationalism and issues of social and political importance: Mahesh Elkunchwar: „Garbo‟, „Reflection‟; Vijay Tendulkar: „Kamala‟, „Sakharam Bind er‟; Mahesh Dattani: „Tara‟, „Dance like a Man‟, „Final Solutions‟; Girish Karnad: „Hayavadana‟, „Dreams of Tipu Sultan‟ and „Bali‟; Badal Sircar: „Procession‟, „Bhoma‟, „Stale NeWS'.

  • Course References:

    Kathryn Hansen , Stages of Life. 2011^$^Kathryn Hansen, Grounds for Play: The Nautanki Theatre of North India. 1993^$^Ananda Lal, The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre. 2004.^$^Arjun Ghosh, A History of the Jana Natya Manch: Plays for the People. 2012.^$^Mahesh Elkunchwar, „Garbo‟ and „Reflection‟ from Collected Plays. 2010.^$^Vijay Tendulkar, „Kamala‟, and „Sakharam Binder‟ from Five Plays . 1997^$^Mahesh Dattani, „Tara‟, „Dance like a Man‟ and „Final Solutions‟ from Collected Plays. Pe nguin India. 2000.^$^Girish Karnad, „Hayavadana‟, „Dreams of Tipu Sultan‟ and „Bali‟ from Collected Plays . 2017. ^$^Badal Sircar, Three Plays. 2009.