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COMMUNITY

Movements in Pakistani Theatre

Feminist Theorist and English Professor Fawzia Afzal-Khan, in conversation with Drama Editor Neilesh Bose.
VOL. 1
24 Sept 2020

FAWZIA AFZAL- KHAN

The work I started doing, like Sheherzade Goes West could be considered avant-garde in a certain way it did not conform to representational theatre even though I gave it a very self-ironizing subtitle - speaking out as a “Pakistani/American/wo/man, because I wanted the title itself to question certain ideas of self-representation

RECOMMENDED: A Critical State: The Role of Secular Alternative Theatre in Pakistan (Seagull Press, 2005) by Fawzia Afzal-Khan

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JAMIL JAN KOCHAI
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Interview
Theater
Performance Art
South Asian Theater
Internationalist Solidarity
Parallel Theatre Movement
Realism
Non-Realist Plays
Sufism
Ajoka Theatre
Women Singers of Pakistan
Madeeha Gauhar
Women Democratic Front
Shahid Nadeem
Authenticity
Avant-Garde Form
Native Formats
Nationalism

FAWZIA AFZAL-KHAN is Professor of English and former Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Montclair State University. Dr. Afzal-Khan received her BA from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan, and her MA and PhD in English Literature from Tufts University. Holding the title of University Distinguished Professor, she has received numerous accolades for her work, which include three monographs, two edited volumes, and extensive public intellectual writing, contributing to numerous conversations in postcolonal studies, feminism, and political Islam. Trained as a literary critic but also a performer, a trained vocalist in the north Indian classical tradition, actress, playwright, and critic. She is engaged in Pakistani theater and performance, in musical worlds, and performance studies in the Western academy.

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