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Postcolonial Indian Drama In English And English Translation

Subtitle: Reading Themes and Techniques

Authored By: Uttiya De & Jaydip Sarkar

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352075607

Year of Publication: 2017

Pages: 310

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 840.00

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About the Book


With a tradition almost as old as the colonial contact, Indian Drama in English and English translation has always maintained an uneasy relationship with the very root of the Indian tradition of folk and the classical dramatic literature in the vernaculars that is thousands of years old. Though the body has the thinnest generic build up inside the astounding output of Indian Writing in English today, it has generated the most contemplative issues and debates of contemporary relevance, if compared to fiction and poetry. This collection of scholarly papers which were originally presented in the UGC sponsored University BT & Evening College Theatre Conference 2015 explore the contemporary Indian playwrights in English, to arrive at diverse revealing insights for the purpose of the students as well as researchers. It will be a pleasure reading not only for the academicians but for all those who take interest in theatre.

About the Author


Dr. Uttiya De and Dr. Jaydip Sarkar are Associate Professors of Bengali and English respectively at University BT and Evening College, a constituent college of University of North Bengal. A renowned playwright, actor and director of the northern part of Bengal, Dr. De has creditedto his name several Bengali scripts of which mention may be made of Nasto Meyer Kotha, Alzheimer, Swapner Bnashiwala, Berabhanga etc. In the field of critical writings, his published book is Tagore’s Muktodhara: A Critical Analysis. His doctoral thesis is also of a different mould--Rabindra Uponyas: Ek Kobir Sandhane.Besides, he has published several articles in various literary journals, and presented papers in many seminars and conferences.