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Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre

Essays on the Theatres of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

  • Ashis Sengupta

Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

About this book


While remapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, this study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts.


South-Asian Theatre Contemporary World Theatre performance stage theatre

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashis Sengupta
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North BengalIndia

About the editors

Syed Jamil Ahmed, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Carol C. Davis, Franklin & Marshall College, USA Kanchuka Dharmasiri, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Aparna Dharwadker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Shayoni Mitra, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA Asma Mundrawala, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

Bibliographic information


“Ashis Sengupta’s Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre: Essays on the Theatres of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka is an exceptionally interesting and informative collection of essays. … provide a highly informative and wonderfully enlightening context enabling us to understand contemporary uses of performance across cultures. … will be rewarding reading not only for scholars in literary and cultural studies, but also for those interested in racial/gender dynamics and politics more generally.” (Kathleen L. Komar and Ross Shideler, Recherche littéraire/Literary Research, Vol. 33, 2017)

“The volume, as a whole, makes an important contribution in mapping the contours of the theatres of the South Asian nations. All the essays record the urge for articulations in the theatres, produced and received often under volatile circumstances. … In brief, this comprehensive study of the theatres of South Asia has been a distinctive addition to recent theatre studies.” (Abhijit Sen, Asiatic, Vol. 9 (2), December, 2015)