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Three Bangladeshi Plays considered in Postcolonial Context. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1901718
- September 2010
- Region: Bangladesh
- 364 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
There is no full-length investigation of postcoloniality in Bangladeshi Bengali literature. This is partly because Bangladesh had no separate identity under colonial rule, being just another part of greater India. Then, at partition, it became one section of the unnatural union that was Pakistan. These two identities have kept Bangladesh as a relatively unknown domain, at least to the Western academy. The other reason in the context of literary postcolonial studies is that these have concentrated on writing in English, whereas Bangladeshi literature is almost completely in the national language. This study offers a discussion of the postcoloniality of contemporary Bangladeshi theatre via analysis of selected playtexts.
Khairul Chowdhury has worked extensively on issues of discursive empowerment and disempowerment in the contexts of Australia Bangladesh. The much acclaimed, Empowering and disempowering Indigenes (2010), was culmination of his work on the issues.