TITLE

History and Politics in Parthasarathy's Play Aurangzeb

AUTHOR(S)
Sarkar, Shubh Brat
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature & Culture: A WWWeb Journal;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
In his article "History and Politics in Parthasarathy's Play Aurangzeb" Shubh Brat Sarkar analyzes the use of history in a dramatic text, the underlying politics and ideology of a literary product, and the modes by which the materials are shaped through dramaturgy. The name Aurangzeb, the title of the play, has a strong presence in history textbooks and has perhaps become an integral part of a grand historical, "Indian" nationalist discourse. In the play multiple contradictions co-exist and find new projections in translations and theater adaptations in different historical contexts. Indira Parthasarthy's 1974 play is based on events leading to the War of Succession among the heirs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and it offers a critique of the one-nation, one-language, one religion theory. Sarkar's analysis explores how the theme remained relevant in Parthasarthy's play.
ACCESSION #
78026393

 

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