Bhatia argues that Indian theatre was a central force in the struggle against oppressive colonial and postcolonial structures, as it sought to undo various scheme of political and cultural power through engagement with subjects derived from mythology, history, and available colonial models such as Shakespeare.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 230 x 164 x 22 mm
"A breakthrough book in the field of colonial and postcolonial studies. . . . In exploring the intricate ways in which theater and politics were intertwined in the everyday experiences of the colonizer and the colonized in India, Bhatia shows how drama and performance were the most important genres in the practice of nationalism."
--Simon Gikandi, University of Michigan