A Theatre of Their Own: Indian Women Playwrights in Perspective

by Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Das


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781543707670
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781543707687

About the Book

In an age where academic curriculum has essentially pushed theatre studies into ‘post-script’, and the cultural ‘space’ of making and watching theatre has been largely usurped by the immense popularity of television and ‘mainstream’ cinemas, it is important to understand why theatre still remains a ‘space’ to be reckoned as one’s ‘own’. This book argues for a ‘theatre’ of ‘their own’ of the Indian women playwrights (and directors), and explores the possibilities that modern Indian theatre can provide as an instrument of subjective as well as social/ political/ cultural articulations and at the same time analyses the course of Indian theatre which gradually underwent broadening of thematic and dramaturgic scope in order to accommodate the independent voices of the women playwrights and directors.

About the Author

Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Das is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English in Nehru College, Bahadurganj (A constituent unit of Purnea University, Purnia). He is fairly published in several International and National Journals of repute in areas ranging from gender to theatre studies, politics to sociology. Having acquired his PhD degree from University of North Bengal, India, working on Indian Women’s Theatre, he is a keen researcher on the interaction of dramatic and post-dramatic theatre, performance and philosophy. He is also the life time member of the Association for English Studies of India.