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xiii, 199 pages ; 25 cm.
Argument structure of Kashmiri' is a study of the grammatical patterns one finds in the Indo-Aryan language Kashmiri. Kashmiri shows several unique linguistic features which sets it aside from more well-known Indo-Aryan languages. The book focuses on the grammatical relations and their coding in case marking and in verb agreement. The occurrence of pronominal suffixation in Kashmiri is related with the universal feature of referential hierarchies and the phenomenon of verb second word order. The grammatical structure of Kashmiri is situated in the linguistic area of the Himalayas, and minority languages in the area are discussed as well. The book draws on a wealth of examples from field work, local manuscripts and secondary sources and it is a first comprehensive overview of the grammatical features of Kashmiri from a typological point of view.
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xii, 387 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction- Hans Harder 2. Shaping a Literary Space: Early Literary Histories in Malayalam and Normative Uses of the Past- Udaya Kumar 3. Drowning in the Ocean of Tamil: Islamic Texts and the Historiography of Tamil Literature- Torsten Tschacher 4. From Scattered Archives to the Centre of Discourse: Histories of Telegu Literature in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century- Heiko Frese 5. Beyond the nation: A Comparatist's Yhoughts on Some Foundational Categories in the Literary Historiography of South Asian Literatures- Ipshita Chanda 6. Dineshchandra Sen's The Folk Literature of Bengal: The Canonisation of Folk and the Conception of the Feminine- Sourav Kargupta 7.Ethics or Aesthetics? Obscenity as a Category for Evaluating the Hindi Public sphere in Colonial North India- Charu Gupta 8. George Abraham Grierson's Literary Hindustan- Ira Sharma 9. The impact of Sectarian Lobbyism on Hindi Literary Historiography: the Fascinating Story of Bhagvadacharya Ramanandi- Purshottam Agrawal 10. The Politics of Exclusion? The Place of Muslims, Urdu and its Literature in Ramachandra Shukla's Hindi sahitya ka itihas- Navina Gupta 11. A Discourse of Difference: `Syncretism' as a Category in Indian Literary History- Thomas de Brujin 12. Unscripted: The People of Arunachal Pradesh in Literary and Other National Histories- Stuart Blackburn 13. Indian Literature in English and the Problem of Naturalisation- Hans Harder 14. The Mahatma as Proof: The Nationalist Origins of the Historiography of Indian Writing in English- Snehal Shingavi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138502390 20171218
Writing histories of literature means making selections, passing value judgments, and incorporating or rejecting foregoing traditions. The book argues that in many parts of India, literary histories play an important role in creating a cultural ethos. They are closely linked with nationalism in general and various regional `sub-nationalisms' in particular. The contributors to this volume look at a great variety of aspects of the historiography of modern regional languages of India. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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x, 381 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
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462 pages ; 24 cm
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154 p. ; 22 cm
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11 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Complete works of a Hindi author.
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7. Born of the soil [2017]

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135 pages ; 23 cm
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321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preaching women
  • Tahirih of Persia
  • Year of disappointment, year of fulfillment
  • Tahirih unloosed
  • The Seneca Falls Convention, the Conference of Badasht
  • The martyrdom of Tahirih
  • Spirit, spiritualism, and suffrage
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A : Tahirih in the west and the east
  • Appendix B : Education of women and girls in Persia
  • Appendix C : Translation.
Ahdieh and Chapman relate the story of Tahirih, the nineteenth century revolutionary Iranian woman poet and compare her life with American women who led and created religious movements at about the same time in America.
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xiii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgements-- Studying Sanskrit-- List of abbreviations-- Notes for the reader-- 1. Writing Sanskrit-- 2. The system of Sanskrit sounds-- 2a. Word stress: heavy and light syllables-- 3. Road maps: verbs-- 4. The present tense-- 5. Road map: nominals-- 6. a-stems-- 7. Vowel gradation and why we need to know about it-- 8. Absolutives, ta-participle and infinitives-- introduction to internal sandhi-- 9. a-stems-- 10. Prepositions and preverbs-- 11. Introduction to external sandhi I: consonant sandhi-- 12. Imperfect indicative and present potential-- 13. i- and u-stems-- sandhi II: visarga sandhi-- 14. Compound nouns-- 15. Consonant stems I-- 16. Sandhi III: vowel sandhi-- 17. Noun formation-- 18. Athematic verbs I-- 19. Athematic verbs II-- 20. Introduction to pronouns-- pronouns I-- 21. The future tense-- middle and passive voice-- 22. More participles-- pronouns II-- 23. Relative and correlative clauses-- 24. Consonant stems II-- imperatives-- 25. Noun stems gradation-- consonant stems III-- 26. i- and u-stems-- 27. The perfect tense I: regular perfect formation-- 28. The perfect tense II: irregular and unexpected forms-- 29. r-stems, n-stems-- the periphrastic future-- 30. Secondary middle endings I: thematic verbs-- 31. Secondary middle endings II: athematic verbs-- 32. Pronouns III: 1st- and 2nd-person pronouns-- 33. Desideratives and gerundives-- 34. The periphrastic perfect-- ta-participles ending in -na-- 35. Perfect participles-- more comparatives-- 36. Absolute constructions-- pronouns IV-- 37. Numerals-- 38. Aorists-- 39. Pronouns V: asau/adas--- 40. Some irregular nouns-- Appendices: Appendix 1. Devanagari practice handouts-- Appendix 2. Background-- Appendix 3. Reference-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107088283 20170508
Ideal for courses in beginning Sanskrit or self-study, this textbook employs modern, tried-and-tested pedagogical methods and tools, but requires no prior knowledge of ancient languages or linguistics. Devanagari script is introduced over several chapters and used in parallel with transliteration for several chapters more, allowing students to progress in learning Sanskrit itself while still mastering the script. Students are exposed to annotated original texts in addition to practise sentences very early on, and structures and systems underlying the wealth of forms are clearly explained to facilitate memorisation. All grammar is covered in detail, with chapters dedicated to compounding and nominal derivation, and sections explaining relevant historical phenomena. The introduction also includes a variety of online resources that students may use to reinforce and expand their knowledge: flash cards; video tutorials for all chapters; and up-to-date links to writing, declension and conjugation exercises and online dictionaries, grammars, and textual databases.
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xxxiv, 611 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Carol Salomon dedicated over thirty years of her life to researching, translating, and annotating this compilation of songs by the Bengali poet and mystical philosopher Lalan Sai. Living in the village of Cheuriya in Bengal in the latter half of the nineteenth-century, Lalan experienced rigid British colonialism, when civil society was strictly segregated into four birth-groups: Vedantic tradition, Vaisnava tradition, Islam, and Christianity. One major objective of his lyrical riddles was to challenge the restrictions of cultural, political, and sexual identity, and his songs accordingly express a longing to understand humanity, its duties, and its ultimate destiny. His songs also contain thinly veiled references to esoteric yogic practices (sadhana), including body-centered Hathayogic techniques that are related to those found in Buddhist, Kaula, Natha, and Sufi medieval tantric literature. Dr. Salomon's translation of the work is the first dedicated English translation of Lalan's songs to closely follow the Bangla text, with all of its dialectical variations, and is here produced alongside the original text. Although her untimely death left her work unpublished, the editors have worked diligently to reconstruct her translations from her surviving printed and handwritten manuscripts. The result is a finished product that can finally share her groundbreaking scholarship with the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190680220 20171211
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376 pages ; 21 cm
Considered by Rumi to be "the master" of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is best known for his epic poem The Conference of the Birds, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul's search for meaning. The poem recounts the perilous journey of the world's birds to the faraway peaks of Mount Qaf, in search of the mysterious Simurgh, their king. Attar's beguiling anecdotes and humour intermingle the sublime with the mundane, the spiritual with the worldly, and the religious with the metaphysical. Reflecting the entire evolution of Sufi mystic tradition, Attar's poem models the soul's escape from the mind's rational embrace. Sholeh Wolpe re-creates the beauty of the original Persian in contemporary English verse and poetic prose, capturing for the first time the beauty and timeless wisdom of Attar's masterpiece for modern readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393292183 20170418
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xlix, 154 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction Abhinanda That's How I Saw Her Amaru Who Needs the Gods? In a Hundred Places A Taste of Ambrosia Pincers The Bride Anon Lovers' Quarrel The Pledge A Lover's Welcome Regret Stonehearted Feigning Sleep Remorse Walking the Street by Her House The Sheets A Woman Wronged Aubade Like the Wheels of a Chariot The Word An Invitation The Traveler The Devoted Wife The Kingdom's Happiness Hair Wild Nights Thank Offering At the Cremation Ground On a Rainy Day When Winter Comes Jewels The Creaking Bed She Protests Too Much She Doesn't Let Go of Her Pride The Ways of Love A Lover's Word The Hawk A Needle Time Wasted The Scholar's Life Foolish Heart Supreme Bliss Bana In a Corner of the Village Shrine Bhartrhari Wise Men Poets' Excesses The Love Game Hips Fear of Death Desire Alone Adoration of Woman The Poet Speaks to the King Contentment Man's Life Old Age White Flag Bhaskara II Elementary Arithmetic Bhavabhuti The Critic Scorned Bhavakadevi Bitter Harvest Bhoja Scrambling Out of the Water Bilhana Bite Marks In Life After Life All for Love Devagupta Drumbeats Dharmakirti The Way Jagannatha Panditaraja Indra's Heaven Jaghanacapala Wife Kalidasa Flight of the Deer Such Innocent Moves Blessed Sleep Karnotpala The Lamp Kesata The Camel Ksemendra All Eyes on the Door Ksitisa The Red Seal Kumaradasa Alba Kutala Furtive Lovemaking Magha The Art of Poetry Scent Mahodadhi Stop Being Willful Morika Don't Go Murari Hidden Fingernail Marks An Actor in a Farce Rajaputra Parpati Blow Out the Lamp Rajasekhara Her Face Rudrata What the Young Wife Said to the Traveler Sarana Girl Drawing Water from a Well Siddhoka The Empty Road Silabhattarika Then and Now Sonnoka Driven by Passion Sriharsa The Smart Girl In Her Direction Vallana Sea of Shame On the Grass The Essence of Poetry Varaha Poring Over a Book Vidya Hollow Pleasures Complaint The Riverbank Vikatanitamba The Bed A Word of Advice Yogesvara Far from Home When the Rains Come Notes Sources of Poems Bibliography Credits Index of Titles and First Lines Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231184380 20171211
Classical Sanskrit literature boasts an exquisite canon of poetry devoted to erotic love. In Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit, noted translator and scholar R. Parthasarathy curates a selection in a new verse translation that introduces readers to Sanskrit poetry in a modern English vernacular. The volume features works by seventy-two poets, including seven women poets and thirty-five anonymous poets, primarily composed between the fourth and seventeenth centuries. It includes a detailed introduction that guides readers through Sanskrit poetic forms and explains how to read and appreciate the poems in English. Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit seeks to represent the breadth of Sanskrit poetry through the ages and to present a cohesive, thematically unified selection when read as a whole. The works in this volume depict licit and illicit love, speaking to the joys and sorrows of consummation and separation and a broader cultural celebration of the pleasures of the flesh. Often sexually explicit, they are replete with recurrent scenarios and striking tactile, visual, and olfactory images, whose resonance and use as motifs across eras are expertly explained. Parthasarathy shows that Sanskrit poets are our contemporaries despite the centuries that separate us, as they speak simply and passionately to a wide range of human experience. Erotic Poems from the Sanskrit offers English-speaking readers an enticing and tantalizing initiation into the riches and beauty of this venerable poetic tradition.
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xvii, 181 pages ; 24 cm
This is a comprehensive grammar of Modern Standard Hindi, the primary language spoken by more than 420 million people in India. Because each grammatical topic is thoroughly illustrated with basic examples and more complex ones from modern Hindi short stories, it can be used as a reference and supplementary grammar to any textbook from beginning to advanced levels. Its approach is efficient and effective and will be appreciated by students learning written and spoken Hindi in the classroom orindependently, as well as by those wanting to read literary Hindi or teach it as a second language at the college level. Its appealing examples will enhance even heritage learners' cultural knowledge of Hindi literature. Essential Hindi Grammar is a solid addition to existing Hindi pedagogical materials and will assist those engaged in the acquisition of the language throughout the Anglophone world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824871857 20170502
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258 pages ; 24 cm.
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vii, 131 pages ; 24 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Ghalib's Life and TimesPart One: GhazalsPart Two: Ghazal VersesPart Three: Other Genres1. Poems2. Letters3. ProseNotesAppendix 1. Ghalib's Comments on His Own VersesAppendix 2. Ghalib Concordance, with Standard Divan NumbersGlossary of Technical Terms and Proper NamesBibliographyIndexUrdu Text.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231182065 20170508
This selection of poetry and prose by Ghalib provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the preeminent Urdu poet of the nineteenth century. Ghalib's poems, especially his ghazals, remain beloved throughout South Asia for their arresting intelligence and lively wit. His letters-informal, humorous, and deeply personal-reveal the vigor of his prose style and the warmth of his friendships. These careful translations allow readers with little or no knowledge of Urdu to appreciate the wide range of Ghalib's poetry, from his gift for extreme simplicity to his taste for unresolvable complexities of structure. Beginning with a critical introduction for nonspecialists and specialists alike, Frances Pritchett and Owen Cornwall present a selection of Ghalib's works, carefully annotating details of poetic form. Their translation maintains line-for-line accuracy and thereby preserves complex poetic devices that play upon the tension between the two lines of each verse. The book includes whole ghazals, selected individual verses from other ghazals, poems in other genres, and letters. The book also includes a glossary, the Urdu text of the original poetry, and an appendix containing Ghalib's comments on his own verses.
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xvi, 166 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Of many Indias: alternative nationhoods in contemporary Indian poetry Chapter 2. Reviewing Nirmal Varma, Jaidev and the Indianness of Indian Literature Chapter 3. Indianness as a category in literary criticism on Nayi Kahani Chapter 4. Imagining "Indianness" and modern Hindi drama Chapter 5. The Indian contexts and subtexts of my text Chapter 6. Kishorilal Gosvami's Indumati Chapter 7. Indianness, absurdism, existentialism, and the work of imagination: Vinod Kumar Shukla's Naukar ka kamiz Chapter 8. 'Subah ki sair' and 'Dusri duniya', two short stories by Nirmal Varma.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410142 20170502
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 studies the various aspects of the on-going process of constructing, imagining, re-imagining, and narrating "Indianness", as revealed in the literatures and cultures of India.
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17. In praise of Annada [2017 - ]

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volumes ; 21 cm.
In 1752, the Bengali poet Bharatchandra Ray completed a long narrative poem dedicated to the glory of Annada, Shiva's consort and the divinity who, as her name proclaims, "bestows the bounty of rice." A poet well versed in Sanskrit, Persian, and Hindi--all of which enrich his work--Bharatchandra took up the literary performance genre maṅgalkāvya and thoroughly transformed it, addressing the aesthetic tastes of the court rather than of the traditional village audience. He added depth and sensitivity to well-known legends, along with allusions to his own experiences of poverty, and more than a dash of mischievous wit. The first volume narrates Annada's origins, including the building of her city and temple under Shiva's direction and the spread of her worship, and incorporates praise of his patron, the Nadia royal family. This translation, the first into English, accompanies the original text in the Bangla script. Lively and entertaining, In Praise of Annada was regarded as a major achievement in its own time and remains a treasure of Bengali literature.-- Provided by publisher.
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vi, 288 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Indian Literature and the World-- Rossella Ciocca and Neelam Srivastava.- SECTION ONE: COMPARING MULTILINGUAL PERSPECTIVES.- 2. Pre-nation and Post-colony: 1947 in Qurratulain Hyder's My Temples, Too and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children-- Rajeswari Sunder Rajan.- 3. 'Reading Together: Hindi, Urdu, and English Village Novels'-- Francesca Orsini.- 4. 'Choosing a Tongue, Choosing a Form: Kamala Das's Bilingual Algorithms-- Udaya Kumar.- SECTION TWO: ENLARGING THE WORLD LITERARY CANON: NEW VOICES AND TRANSLATION.- 5. A Multiple Addressivity: Indian Subaltern Autobiographies and the Role of Translation-- Neelam Srivastava.- 6. The Modern Tamil Novel: Changing Identities and Transformations-- Lakshmi Holmstrom.- 7. 'The Voices of Krishna Sobti in the Polyphonic Canon of Indian Literature-- Stefania Cavaliere.- SECTION THREE: GLOBALIZED INDIAN PUBLIC SPHERES.- 8. Resisting Slow Violence: Writing, Activism and Environmentalism-- Alessandra Marino.- 9. The Novel and the Northeast: Indigenous Narratives in Indian Literatures-- Mara Matta.- 10. From Nation to World: Bombay Fictions and the Urban Public Sphere-- Rossella Ciocca.- 11. The Individual and the Collective in Contemporary India: Manju Kapur's Home and Custody-- Maryam Mirza.- 12. "Home is a place you've never been to": A Woman's Place in the Indian Diasporic Novel-- Clelia Clini.- Index.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137545497 20170717
This book is about the most vibrant yet under-studied aspects of Indian writing today. It examines multilingualism, current debates on postcolonial versus world literature, the impact of translation on an "Indian" literary canon, and Indian authors' engagement with the public sphere. The essays cover political activism and the North-East Tribal novel; the role of work in the contemporary Indian fictional imaginary; history as felt and reconceived by the acclaimed Hindi author Krishna Sobti; Bombay fictions; the Dalit autobiography in translation and its problematic international success; development, ecocriticism and activist literature; casteism and access to literacy in the South; and gender and diaspora as dominant themes in writing from and about the subcontinent. Troubling Eurocentric genre distinctions and the split between citizen and subject, the collection approaches Indian literature from the perspective of its constant interactions between private and public narratives, thereby proposing a method of reading Indian texts that goes beyond their habitual postcolonial identifications as "national allegories".
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x, 157 pages ; 23 cm.
  • At home in the world : feminist agency in the late-nineteenth century social reform novel
  • Desire, death, and the discourse of sati : Bankimchandra Chatterjee's Krishnakanter Uil and Rabindranath Tagore's Chokher Bali
  • Erotic worship and the discourse of rights : spiritual feminism in Saratchandra Chatterjee's fiction
  • On purdah and poetry : social reform and the status of Urdu poetry in Nazir Ahmad and Hali's fiction
  • Poetry, piety and performance : the politics of modesty in M.H. Ruswa's Umrao jaan ada and Junun-e-intezaar
  • Towards a feminist modernity : the religious-erotic politics of the modernesque novel.
Intimate Relations remaps the discussion on gender and the nation in South Asia through a close study of the domestic novel as a literary genre and a tool for social reform. As a product of the intersection of literary and social reform movements, in the late nineteenth century the domestic novel became a site for literary innovation and also for rethinking women's roles in society and politics. Krupa Shandilya focuses primarily on social reform movements that negotiated the intimate relations between men and women in Hindu and Muslim society, namely, the widow remarriage act in Bengal (1856) and the education of women promoted by the Aligarh movement (1858-1900). Both movements were invested in recovering woman as a "respectable" subject for the Hindu and Muslim nation, where respectability connoted asexual spirituality. While most South Asian literary scholarship has focused on a normative Hindu woman, Intimate Relations couples discussion of the representation of the widow in bhadralok (upper-caste, middle-class) society with that of the courtesan of sharif (upper-class, Muslim, feudal) society in Bengali and Urdu novels from the 1880s to the 1920s. By drawing together their disparate histories in the context of contemporaneous social reform movements, Shandilya reflects on the similarities of Hindu and Islamic constructions of the gendered nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810134232 20170306
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ix, 351 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Performing Islam in South Asia Plays from Bangladesh Payer Awaj Pawa Jai/At the Sound of Marching Feet by Syed Shamsul Haq (translated by the author) Araj Charitamrita/Life of Araj by Masum Reza (translated by Bina Biswas and Sayantan Gupta) Plays from India The Djinns of Eidgah by Abhishek Majumdar Bahut Dur Tak Raat Hogi/The Far-Reaching Night by Zahida Zaidi (translated by Ameena Kazi Ansari) Plays from Pakistan Hum Rokaen Gae/We Shall Resist by Anwer Jafri (translated by Sheema Kermani) Dekh Tamasha Chalta Ban/Watch the Show and Move on by Shahid Nadeem (translated by Shuby Abidi) Notes on Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474250719 20170313
Islam in Performance brings together six contemporary plays from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan that highlight the political performance of Islam in South Asia, especially since the 1947 partition of the subcontinent. The plays invite comparison with one another, engaging with the issue from perspectives of the three countries concerned: Hindutva politics in India othering the Muslim population for electoral gains, radical Islamization of Pakistan paralyzing political governance and encouraging jihadi violence, and the ever-increasing Islamist threat to Bangladesh's founding secular ethos. Finally, this anthology focuses on the suffering such exclusionary politics of religious nationalism has piled upon minorities across the region. Widely performed but largely unpublished, the plays with their geographic and stylistic range provide a good spectrum of some of the best writing in contemporary South Asian drama. The editor's scholarly introduction offers a framework for studying the plays as both texts and performance pieces.
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