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Ajoka

Ajoka  

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Founded in 1980 by Madeeha Gauhar in Lahore, Ajoka is a leading alternative theatre in Pakistan. Meaning ‘dawn of a new day’ in Punjabi, Ajoka began with street theatre against ...
decolonization

decolonization  

This term, while not one of art in international law, is frequently employed in U.N. practice to connote the process whereby territories evolve from colonial status to full sovereign statehood. ...
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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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2,490 words

When India gained independence from the British in 1947, it split into two countries, with two Muslim-majority regions in

Pakistan

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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282 words

The nineteenth-century operatic theatre and Agha Hashar's narrative theatre were made new in the 1930s by Taj, Rafi

Pakistan

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Fawzia Afzal-Khan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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1,171 words

After the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, theatre failed to take root in Pakistan as it did in ...

parades

parades  

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N.1 a formal march or gathering of troops for inspection or display.2 a parade ground.v.(of troops) assemble for a formal inspection or ceremonial occasion: the recruits were due to parade that ...
Punjab Lok Rehas

Punjab Lok Rehas  

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Theatre collective, based in Lahore in Pakistan, that broke away from Ajoka in 1987. The founders were Mohammed Waseem, Huma Safdar, Lakht Pashi, Mohammed Nadeem, and Idrees Shafqat. To avoid ...
Punjabi theatre

Punjabi theatre  

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With the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, Punjab was divided, its cultural identity fragmented by the creation of two political states. Inevitably the Punjabi language was victimized by ...
street theatre

street theatre  

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A term used loosely to denote performance outdoors but not in any defined venue. Looking back to the European tradition of commedia dell'arte and strolling players, modern street theatre is ...
Urdu theatre in India

Urdu theatre in India  

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Urdu is the sister language to Hindi, possessing the same grammar and syntax with elevated diction borrowed from Arabic and Persian instead of Sanskrit. Urdu emerged as a language of ...

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