Beyond Bollywood and Broadway (Paperback)

Plays from the South Asian Diaspora

By Neilesh Bose (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253220684, 502pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2009

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This collection of 11 plays, from North America, the U.K., and South Africa--many published here for the first time--delves into the vibrant, cosmopolitan theatre of the South Asian diaspora. These original and provocative works explore the experience of diaspora by drawing on cultural references as diverse as classical Indian texts, adaptations of Shakespeare and Homer, current events, and world music, film, and dance. Neilesh Bose provides historical background on South Asian migration and performance traditions in each region, along with critical introductions and biographical background on each playwright.

Includes works by Anuvab Pal, Aasif Mandvi, Shishir Kurup, Rahul Varma, Rana Bose, Rukhsana Ahmad, Jatinder Verma, Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith, Ronnie Govender, Kessie Govender, and Kriben Pillay.

About the Author

Neilesh Bose is a historian and theatre artist. He has published reviews and criticism in TDR; Theatre Survey; Theatre Journal; Catamaran: A Journal of South Asian American Writing and other publications.