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Gulab Bai free pdf Fusing dance and dialogue, music and romance, humour and melodrama, this travelling folk theatre was a precursor to Bollywood. In cities and villages, people watched all night, drawn into a world of fantasy and make-believe. Gulab, a twelve-year-old girl from the Bedia caste, joined Nautanki in 1931. Reputed to be the first female actor in Nautanki, she rose to dizzy heights as the heroine of countless dramas and later started the Great Gulab Theatre Company. Gulab Bai was awarded the Padmashree, a mark of national honour - yet she died sad and bewildered, for the form to which she had devoted her life was languishing. To tell Gulab Bai's story - and reconstruct the social history of a genre - the author travelled to Gulab's village and Kanpur's Rail Bazaar, met family members and co-artistes, gathered oral narratives, traced drama scripts and song recordings.

About Deepti Priya Mehrotra

Deepti Priya Mehrotra has a doctorate in political science from Delhi University, 1991. She's carried out independent research thereafter, supported by fellowships awarded by India Foundation for the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation and the Indian Council for Philosophical Research. She writes in English and Hindi. Her publications include Home Truths: Stories of Single Mothers (Penguin, 2003), Ekal Maa, Bharatiya Mahila Andolan, Western Philosophy and Indian Feminism and A Passion for Freedom: Kisanin Jaggi Devi.

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Author : Deepti Priya Mehrotra
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Data Published : 13 November 2006
ISBN : 0143100432
EAN : 9780143100430
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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