Wedding Album by Girish KarnadWedding Album by Girish Karnad

Wedding Album

byGirish Karnad

Paperback | November 15, 2008

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Wedding Album, the latest play written by renowned playwright Girish Karnad, is a hilarious and moving spectacle that is deeply revelatory about the India that we live in today. The central characters of this play portray the modern, middle-class, Indian family: a daughter who lives inAustralia with her husband and children, a son who is a media professional, a younger daughter who is willing to marry a 'suitable' boy from the U.S. whom she has never met, a doting mother, an aging father rapidly losing his authority, and a loyal cook.Wedding Album operates at two levels: it explores the traditional Indian wedding in a globalized, technologically-advanced India even as it juxtaposes the very different life experiences and expectations of the family and the loyal cook. By doing this, Karnad reveals how particular notions ofwealth, well-being, sexual propriety, tradition, and modernity form the basis of middle-class society in contemporary India. This play has already been staged at numerous venues and was translated by Karnad himself from Kannada into English. An outstanding addition to OUP's corpus of plays by Girish Karnad, this volume will be of value not only to students and teachers of modern Indian drama, but also to generalreaders.
Girish Karnad is a dramatist, actor, screenwriter, and director of film and television.
Title:Wedding AlbumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195699947

ISBN - 13:9780195699944


Table of Contents

PrefaceForewordWedding Album (Scenes 1-9)