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Girls for Sale : Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India - Gurajada Apparao

Girls for Sale

Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India

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Published: 20th July 2007
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First staged in 1892, the South Indian play Girls for Sale (Kanyasulkam) 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. Filled with humor, biting social commentary, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves around a clever courtesan, a young widow, and a very old man who wants to buy as his wife a very young girl. Velcheru Narayana Rao has prepared the first idiomatic English translation, with notes and a critical essay. Itself a masterpiece of Indian literature in translation, this edition makes Apparao's work available to new audiences.

"A scholarly event of the first importance... This translation is a work of art, and I predict that it will, on its own terms, become a classic." David Shulman, Hebrew University

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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ISBN: 9780253219138
ISBN-10: 0253219132
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 20th July 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38