Modern Indian Drama: Historical Characters, New Contexts

ISBN Number : 978-93-5433-171-8

Library Price : Rs.995

Library Dollar Price : 40$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2021

No. Of Pages : 221

Book Weight :370

About The Book

A reciprocal relationship between history and literature has long been noticed in various writings and here it is prudently handled by our modern Indian dramatists who by questioning the existing versions throw fresh light on some key regional or national figures of our Indian past.

Challenging the traditional, linear view of history, the contemporary literary writings have focused on disparities and disruptions, realising the need to study history with its polyphonic voices.

Modern Indian Drama seems to negotiate the pressure of both the traditions (history and hagiography) as neither of these two versions of past is able to overhaul the other. All the three representations of Mira, Tipu Sultan and Gandhi in my book are seen moving from the historical towards the hagiographical though in varying degrees and different veins. Where the hagiographical belief on Mira’s life story takes a stronger grip, the degree reduces in context of Tipu. And further in case of Gandhi too, the Mahatma in the end seems to have overpowered the historical Mohan to some extent.


Contents -

1. Introduction
2. Mira: Rebel versus Saint
3. Tipu Sultan: Tyrant versus Martyr
4. Gandhi: Mohan versus Mahatma
5. Conclusion
6. Bibliography

About The Author

Dr. Preeti Gupta, presently with Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bengaluru is an enthusiast writer. After graduating from Delhi University, she completed her Masters and Doctorate in English from Panjab University, Chandigarh. The areas of her research interest are Postmodern Literatures and Indian Drama. Interpreting critical theories and looking at their application on various genre forms intrigues her again. She has published research papers in various reputed journals to her credit. Writing and exploring new areas of research in literature fascinates and compels her to undertake research consistently.

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