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`THIS book addresses the political and aesthetic concerns of modern Indian theatre, tracing its genealogies, and looking in particular at its appropriation of `folk' theatre, as it sought to constitute itself anew after Independence... The overall focus... is on the politics of modern Indian theatre, particularly the action and reaction inspired by official policymaking in the capital of the nation, and in a chapter devoted to just that, its international representation. The last chapter maps some of the routes taken by avant-garde women directors since the last decades of the 20th Century... 'Poetics, Plays and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre, Vasudha Dalmia, OUP, 2006, p. 366, Rs. 675.


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