Girls for Sale: Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India

By: Rao, Velcheru Narayana,Apparao, Gurajada

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First staged in 1892, the South Indian play Girls for Sale (Kanyasulkam) is considered the greatest modern work of Telugu literature and the first major drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism's effects on Indian society. Filled with humor, biting social commentary, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves around a clever courtesan, a young widow, and a very old man who wants to buy as his wife a very young girl. Velcheru Narayana Rao has prepared the first idiomatic English translation, with notes and a critical essay. Itself a masterpiece of Indian literature in translation, this edition makes Apparao's work available to new audiences.

Title: Girls for Sale: Kanyasulkam, a Play from Colonial India

Author Name: Rao, Velcheru Narayana,Apparao, Gurajada

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2007-07-20

ISBN Number: 0253219132

ISBN Number 13: 9780253219138

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0253219132-01