Pamment, Claire (2013) The Bhānd Mode in Pakistani Performance. Doctoral thesis, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
Bhānds are wandering comedians, widely dispersed in Pakistan and North India. While their art constitutes a persistent mode of performed practice in Pakistan, it is not given recognition by dominant culture. The thesis explores the caste, class, ethnic and literary biases that motivate this ostracism, and in turn how bhānds play with these status distinctions in performance. This interaction creates a dynamic mode, which is able to expose, negotiate and subvert hegemonic power structures, and, in so doing, continually adapts itself to changing socio-cultural contexts.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
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|Deposited On:||07 Apr 2014 15:52|
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