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Girls for Sale Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India

ISBN-10: 0253219132
ISBN-13: 9780253219138
Edition: 2007
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Description: First staged in 1892, the South Indian play 'Girls for Sale' is considered the greatest modern work of Telugu literature and the first major drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism's effects on Indian society. This  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 7/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

First staged in 1892, the South Indian play 'Girls for Sale' is considered the greatest modern work of Telugu literature and the first major drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism's effects on Indian society. This text is an English translation of the play.

Gurajada Apparao (1862--1915) is regarded as the father of modern Telugu literature.Velcheru Narayana Rao is Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Pingali Suranna wrote during the Vijayanagara period, the heyday of classical Telugu poetry.Velcheru Narayana Rao is Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of pathbreaking works on the history of Telugu and Sanskrit literature and poetics.David Shulman is professor of Indian studies and comparative religion at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and one of the preeminent scholars of South Asian literature.

Introduction
A Note on Translation and TransliterationGirls for SaleDramatis Personae
Act One
Act Two
Act Three
Act Four
Act Five
Act Six
Act SevenThe Play in Context: A Second Look at Apparao's Kanyasulkam
Performing Kanyasulkam

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