Overview for Contemporary African American Theatre and Dalit Theatre: A Comparative Study in Themes and Techniques
This book is a pioneering work on an area which has been edging more into the international cultural spot light. Although African American playwrights as well as dalit playwrights differ in their stance, methodology and aesthetic theories, nearly all of them take it as axiomatic that in a poor, problem-ridden society like ours any literature, in order to be legitimate and significant, has to be responsive to society and its needs. In the prevailing Indian context the book has a great significance as it tells us how cultural clashes and their aftermath may lead us to harmoniously integrated society. The book dwells upon the indigenous aesthetic theories of contemporary African American Literature and Dalit Literature. It opens up new areas of research possibilities in the field. It will be an invaluable aid to researchers and social thinkers.
S.R. Jalote (Author)
Dr. S.r. Jalote is a Professor, Department of English, Banaras Hindu University. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Allahabad in 1970, studied modern drama with Professor W.L Godshalk. Department of English and comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, U.S.A. during the winter and spring of 1982-83. He is the author of Shaw's Principles of Literary Criticism and The Plays of Harold Pinter : A Study in Neurotic Anxiety. He has to his credit a number of research papers of national and international acclaim. His current research interests are in the areas of British Drama, American Drama, Indian English Drama and Dalit Theatre.