Author:Sarvani Gooptu

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On Modern Indian Sensibilities: Culture, Politics, History

By: Ishita Banerjee-Dube & Sarvani Gooptu (Eds)

Price: $25.60

Publisher: New Delhi, Routledge/Manohar Publishers &Distributors:

Seller ID: 1201246

ISBN: 1138581313

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Printed Pages: 261 View more info

The Music of Nationhood: Dwijendralal Roy of Bengal

By: Sarvani Gooptu

Price: $47.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2018

Seller ID: 701482

ISBN: 9789386552938

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During his lifetime Dwijendralal Roy (1863-1913) was one of Bengal's best known poet-musician-dramatists, and his lyrical songs and comic poetry which captured the imagination of the people, were used in historical and social dramas and satires of the period. His songs (called Dwijendra-geeti) combined Western music styles with sophisticated lyrics in Bengali and in doing so marked a breakthrough in the Indian music tradition. Dwijendralal skilfully used historical memory in his plays to highlight values that he considered crucial for the creation of an ideal India nation, based on compassion ... View more info

The Actress in the Public Theatres of Calcutta

By: Sarvani Gooptu

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

Seller ID: 701580

ISBN: 9789384082215

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The flourishing world of Bengali theatre in the latter half of the nineteenth century saw numerous regular amateur and private theatre groups come of age. However, it was a world peopled exclusively by men as they also played the parts of women in the dramas. Women managed to break into this exclusively male world only in 1873, when actresses made their appearance on stage for the first time. The Actress in the Public Theatres of Calcutta tells the story of this bold new generation of women who, for the first time in the history of Bengali theatre, performed in the public theatres of Calcu... View more info