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Acts of authority, acts of resistance [electronic resource] : theater and politics in colonial and postcolonial India / Nandi Bhatia.

By: Bhatia, Nandi, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (vi, 206 p.).ISBN: 9780472024629 (electronic bk.); 0472024620 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women in the theater -- India | Protest movements -- India -- History | Theater -- India -- History -- 20th century | Theater -- Political aspects -- India -- 19th century | Th�e�atre -- Inde -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Th�e�atre -- Aspect politique -- Inde -- 19e si�ecle | Contestation -- Inde -- Histoire | Femmes au th�e�atre -- Inde | PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism | Toneel | Politieke aspecten | Postkolonialisme | Histoire | Th�e�atre (Spectacle) | Aspect politique | Contestation | Femme | 19e si�ecle | 20e si�ecle | Colonialisme | Postcolonialisme | IndeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Acts of authority, acts of resistance.DDC classification: 792.09540904 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The theoretical-historical context -- Censorship and the politics of nationalist drama -- Multiple mediations of 'Shakespeare' -- Performance and protest in the Indian People's Theatre Association -- Colonial history and postcolonial interventions : staging the 1857 mutiny as 'The great rebellion' in Utpal Dutt's Mahavidroha -- Bringing women's struggles to the streets in postcolonial India -- Appendix : A bill to empower the government to prohibit certain dramatic performances.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The theoretical-historical context -- Censorship and the politics of nationalist drama -- Multiple mediations of 'Shakespeare' -- Performance and protest in the Indian People's Theatre Association -- Colonial history and postcolonial interventions : staging the 1857 mutiny as 'The great rebellion' in Utpal Dutt's Mahavidroha -- Bringing women's struggles to the streets in postcolonial India -- Appendix : A bill to empower the government to prohibit certain dramatic performances.

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