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  • Author:
    Binita Mehta
  • ISBN:
    0838754554
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    978-0838754559
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    Bucknell Univ Pr (November 1, 2002)
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    282 pages
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This book analyzes how French dramatists reproduced certain images of India such as the burning widow, the lowly pariah or untouchable, and the exotic 'bayadere' or dancing girl in four plays and one ballet written from th. .

This book analyzes how French dramatists reproduced certain images of India such as the burning widow, the lowly pariah or untouchable, and the exotic 'bayadere' or dancing girl in four plays and one ballet written from the eighteenth century through the twentieth centuries. This book analyzes how French dramatists reproduced certain images of India such as the burning widow, the lowly pariah or untouchable, and the exotic 'bayadere' or dancing girl in four plays and one ballet written from the eighteenth century through the twentieth centuries.

India becomes a spectacle, both literally and figuratively, on the French stage. Moreover, some of these very images of India, albeit more nuanced and sophisticated, persist in contemporary French dramatic and other print and visual culture. Edward Said’s analysis of the close ties between the consolidation of Western imperial power and the production of a discourse on the Orient in the West provides a crucial point of departure for our own understanding of the construction of India in French theater.

Beaumont, Cyril . omplete Book of Ballets. Indian Angles: English Verse in Colonial India from Jones to Tagore. Widows, Pariahs, and Bayadères: India as Spectacle. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2002. Garden City: Garden City, 1938. Bombay: D. B. Taraporevala Sons, 1970. Mamie, Amani and other Bayadères: Europe's Portrayal of India's Temple Dancers. Athens: Ohio UP, 2011. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Selected Poetry. Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance. New York: Crowell, 1891.

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Mehta, Binita (2002). Presentation of the book on the publisher web site. Bucknell University Press. BNF: cb11918855g (data).

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Binita Mehta is Professor of French and Director of the International Studies Program at Manhattanville College .

Binita Mehta is Professor of French and Director of the International Studies Program at Manhattanville College, . She is the author of Widows, Pariahs, and ‘Bayadères’: India as Spectacle (2002) and has published several articles and book chapters on French and Francophone literature and film, South Asian diasporic cinema, and on the Francophone bande dessinée.

Personal Name: Mehta, Binita, 1962-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

Bucknell University Press has done the non-normative and published this book, which intersects the fields of postcolonial studies and performance. Mehta chooses several plays from extant French drama on the subject ranging over two hundred years, from the late eighteenth through the late twentieth centuries.

This book analyzes how French dramatists reproduced certain images of India such as the burning widow, the lowly pariah or untouchable, and the exotic 'bayadere' or dancing girl in four plays and one ballet written from the eighteenth century through the twentieth centuries. Addressing questions of Orientalism, the book also argues that it was because the French lost their Indian colonies to the Briish in the eighteenth centuries that India became a part of the French literary imagination.