The Database of Printed Modern Drama in India is now live!

Professor Aparna Dharwadker of the University of Wisconsin – Madison launched the Database of Printed Modern Drama in India! The Database of Printed Modern Drama in India is the first digital resource to offer bibliographic information about plays published in sixteen Indian languages, from the 1840s to the present. In alphabetical order, the languages are: Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Consisting of about 17,000 entries, this database fulfills several functions for scholars, students, and general readers interested in modern Indian theatre. It establishes the monumental scope and rich multilingualism of modern drama in India, and confirms the intimate connection of this performative genre with the culture of print.

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