Politics of Location: A View of Theatrical Contemporaneity in India

Bharadwaj, Gargi (2019) Politics of Location: A View of Theatrical Contemporaneity in India. MARG-A MAGAZINE OF THE ARTS, 70 (3). pp. 64-75. ISSN 0972-1444

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Scholarship on Indian theatre has focused on colonial theatrical culture, theatre’s allegiance to the national project, forms of institutionalization and, most crucially, critiquing the urban relationship to folk and traditional performance. There has been some investigation of avantgarde practices of women theatre-makers since the 1990s that deviate from modernist paradigms to propose a new language for theatre, while underlining the subjective position of the maker as unstable, volatile and radical. The critique of the glaring exclusion of theatre from official cultural discourse has also occupied theatre scholars who trace back the genealogy of contemporary practice to the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), early-modern forms like Parsi theatre and its regional variants. And equally, the view of folk forms as disembodied and appropriable artefacts, celebrated as markers of authentic “Indian” identity, has been amply contested by scholars and theatre-makers alike

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Visual Arts and Performing Arts
Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Arts and Humanities (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Shilpi Rana
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 10:27
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2022 10:27
Official URL: https://marg-art.org/product/UHJvZHVjdDo1MTQ5
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/687


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