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So Near, Yet So Far: Badal Sircar's Third Theatre

Manujendra Kundu


The incandescence of Badal Sircar redefined the identity of the urban Indian performance space. His example continues to influence political theatre-makers not only in South Asia, but also in the global theatre scene at large. The book probes into the evolving phases of Sircar’s theatrical career and offers a historical sense of how he developed his theatre. The narrative structure is supported by a pithy summary of the historical context that necessitated the growth and development of Sircar’s theatre—both in praxis and in theory—but it is also observed that structurally they are far from the ... More

Keywords: Badal Sircar, Third Theatre, nineteenth-century Bengal, post-independence India, colonialism, postcolonialism, actor–spectator, people’s discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199464777
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464777.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manujendra Kundu, author
PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. A journalist by profession, he is now working on the intellectual contradictions in literary-academic productions.