Acting Up: Gender and Activist Theatre in India


A conversation with A. Mangai led by Nandi Bhatia.

Mangai is a Feminist Theatre Director and Professor of English, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India. Her work in Tamil theatre in the last three decades has centred on gender, feminism, and activism. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards (Leftword 2016) that throws light on many subversive moments in the history of women in theatre.

Nandi Bhatia is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario, London. She has published widely on the connections between nationalism, colonialism, literary and theatre practices in modern India.