“The theater of empire”

The Colonial Public and the Parsi Stage: The Making of the Theatre of Empire (1853-1893) by Rashna Darius Nicholson. Published in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland, website: www.palgrave.com. Pp xvii + 328. Price: € 99.99 (Rs 8,828). In 1969, when the last vestiges of Parsi theater could still be seen in Calcutta, Somnath Gupt, a professor of Hindi at Rajasthan University in Jaipur published a book-length account of Parsi theater. His engagement with the subject was motivated by his interest in the language which had long dominated Parsi theater: Hindi or Urdu or Hindustani as it was......

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