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Author Apparao, Gurujada Venkata, 1861-1915

Title Girls for sale : a play from colonial India = Kanyasulkam / Gurajada Apparao ; translated from Telugu by Velcheru Narayana Rao
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Girls for Sale; Dramatis Personae; 1. Act One; 2. Act Two; 3. Act Three; 4. Act Four; 5. Act Five; 6. Act Six; 7. Act Seven; The Play in Context: A Second Look at Apparao's Kanyasulkam; Note on Names and Castes; On Kinship and Friendship; Performing Kanyasulkam; Card Game in Act Five, Scene Two; Guide to Pronunciation; Proper Names with Diacritics; Notes
Summary 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 Englis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Apparao, Gurujada Venkata, 1861-1915. Kanyāśulkaṃ
SUBJECT Kanyāśulkaṃ (Apparao, Gurujada Venkata) fast
Subject Telugu literature -- Translations into English
FICTION -- General.
Telugu literature
Genre/Form Translations
Form Electronic book
Author Narayana Rao, Velcheru, 1932-
LC no. 2006103353
ISBN 9780253116932
Other Titles Kanyāśulkaṃ. English