Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Hinduism and Hindi Theater


  • Author: Diana Dimitrova
  • Release Date : 2016-08-18
  • Genre: Hinduism
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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-speak...

Hinduism and Hindi Theater

Hinduism and Hindi Theater


  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137599230


Hinduism and Hindi Theater Book Description :

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 au...

Gender  Religion  and Modern Hindi Drama

Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama


  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773574625


Gender Religion and Modern Hindi Drama Book Description :

"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 and on whether the dramatists discussed present conservative of liberating Hindu images of the feminine."--Résumé de l'éditeur....

Imagining Indianness

Imagining Indianness


  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319410159


Imagining Indianness Book Description :

This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses. The collection of essays examines questions related to the interpretation of the Indian past and present, the meanings of ancient and venerated cultural symbols in ancient times and modern, while discussing the ideological implications of the interpretation of identity and “Indianness” and how they reflect and influence the power-structures of contemporary societies in South Asia. Thus, the book studie...

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

Divinizing in South Asian Traditions


  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351123600


Divinizing in South Asian Traditions Book Description :

The issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions has not been examined before as a process involving various methods to affect the socio-cultural cognition of the community. It is therefore essential to consider the context of "divinizing" and to analyse what groups, institutions or individuals define the discourse, what are the ideological positions that they represent, and who or what is being divinized. This book deals with the issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions. It aims at studying cultural questions related to the representations and the mythologizing of the divine. It also explores the human relations to the "divine other." It studies the interpretations of the divine in religious texts and the embodiment of the "divine other" in ri...

The Other in South Asian Religion  Literature and Film

The Other in South Asian Religion Literature and Film


  • Author : Diana Dimitrova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317937326


The Other in South Asian Religion Literature and Film Book Description :

This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of "otherness" and its religious, cultural and ideological implications. The book applies the perspectives of ideological criticism, theories of hybridity, orientalism, nationalism, and gender and queer studies to gain new insights into the literature, film and culture of South Asia. It looks at the different ways of interpreting "otherness" today. The book goes on to analyze the ideological implications of the creation of "otherness" with regard to religious and ...

Accessions List  India

Accessions List India


  • Author : Library of Congress. American Libraries Book Procurement Center, Delhi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: India
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$C220613


Accessions List India Book Description :

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Jaishankar Prasad

Jaishankar Prasad


  • Author : Rajendra Singh
  • Publisher : Boston : Twayne
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4392662


Jaishankar Prasad Book Description :

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