Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Written By Diana Dimitrova
Hinduism and Hindi Theater
  • Publsiher : Springer
  • Release : 18 August 2016
  • ISBN : 1137599235
  • Pages : 215 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Hinduism and Hindi Theater written by Diana Dimitrova which was release on 18 August 2016, this book published by Springer. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Hinduism and Hindi Theater
  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-18
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : "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 ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Total pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses India's other cinemas. Rachel ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1991-12-13
  • Total pages : 354
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : From Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres on the Indian subcontinent, Indian popular cinema has travelled globally for nearly a century, culminating in the Bollywood-inspired, Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. This volume brings together perspectives on Indian popular cinema, universally known as Bollywood now, from different disciplinary and geographical locations to ...

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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Release Date : 2012-07-11
  • Total pages : 356
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Summary : Few would deny that the most significant weapon in India's cultural and artistic armory is its avowedly commercial cinema, now known as Bollywood. This anthology aims to portray the "soft" power of Bollywood, which makes it a unique and powerful disseminator of Indian culture and values abroad. The essays in ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-21
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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Summary : India is home to Bollywood - the largest film industry in the world. Movie theaters are said to be the "temples of modern India," with Bombay producing nearly 800 films per year that are viewed by roughly 11 million people per day. In Bollywood Cinema, Vijay Mishra argues that Indian film production ...

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  • Publisher : Seagull Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 223
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Summary : From its inception in 1853, Parsi theatre rapidly developed into a mobile, company-based entertainment that reached across colonial and princely India and extended overseas into Southeast Asia. Like its counterparts in modern Bengali and Marathi, it employed the prevailing local languages (Gujarati, Urdu and Hindi), used the European-style proscenium with richly ...

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  • Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1137599235
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