Rashna Darius Nicholson: MUSA FORUM MUSA's 2nd Graduate Conference, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society, will be held in London on 8, 9, & 10 October 2015. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Michel Boivin of CEIS Paris. Please do join us.
Thematic Keywords
Parsi, Theatre, Global, Empire, Performance
Geographic Keywords
Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Surat, Madras, Rangoon, Singapore, Batavia
Full Name
Rashna Darius Nicholson
Email Address
Current Position
PhD student
as of [21-05-2015 02:26:18]
Current Department
Theatre Studies
Expected Year of Graduation
Academic Advisor
Christopher Balme
Position Title
Current Institution
Graduiertenkolleg Globalisierung
Most recently completed Degree and Institution
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Discipline of most recently completed degree
Theatre Studies
Year of graduation from most recently completed degree
Current Research Title
A History of the Parsi Theatre
Current Research Abstract
The Parsi Theatre that emerged in the second half of the 19th century was India’s first modern, commercial theatre and an answer to the bourgeois aspirations of a new Indian middle class. Although its importance has been widely acknowledged due to its association with Indian cinema and the modern Indian theatre, there exists to this date no published critical history of the texts themselves and of their relation to the community that they sprang from. This thesis will serve as a corrective measure, filling in the gap in existing research through the documentation and analysis of the Parsi Theatre in relation to the Parsi community between 1853 and 1970.
Other Research
Terrorism and Theatre