Chronicles from Kashmir: An Annotated, Multimedia Script - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Nandita Dinesh

Published On

2020-09-14

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-017-7
Hardback978-1-80064-018-4
PDF978-1-80064-019-1
HTML978-1-80064-628-5
XML978-1-80064-022-1
EPUB978-1-80064-020-7
MOBI978-1-80064-021-4

Language

  • English

Print Length

252 pages (xiv+238)

Dimensions

Paperback178 x 18 x 254 mm(7" x 0.69" x 10")
Hardback178 x 21 x 254 mm(7" x 0.81" x 10")

Weight

Paperback1323g (46.67oz)
Hardback1797g (63.39oz)

Media

Videos20

OCLC Number

1196046795

LCCN

2019394529

BIC

  • AN
  • ANF
  • JH
  • JPWS
  • JWXK

BISAC

  • DRA005000
  • SOC002010
  • SOC053000

LCC

  • PN1590.S6

Keywords

  • Chronicles from Kashmir
  • site-adaptive
  • theatrical performance
  • Ensemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi
  • Kashmir
  • EKTA
  • Bhawani Bashir Yasir
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Chronicles from Kashmir

An Annotated, Multimedia Script

What is happening in Kashmir?’

Chronicles from Kashmir explores this question through a site-adaptive 24-hour theatrical performance. Developed between 2013 and 2018 by the Ensemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi and Nandita Dinesh, the play uses a durational, promenade format to immerse its audience within a multitude of perspectives on life in Kashmir. From a wedding celebration that is interrupted by curfew, to schoolboys divided by policing strategies, and soldiers struggling with a toxic mixture of boredom and trauma, Chronicles from Kashmir uses performance, installation and collaborative creation to grapple with Kashmir’s conflicts through the lenses of outsiders, insiders, and everyone in between.

Due to varying degrees of censorship and suppression, the play has not been performed live since 2017. This book is, therefore, an attempt to keep Chronicles from Kashmir alive by including filmed scenes, a script, contextual questions, a glossary, and illuminating introductions by Nandita Dinesh and EKTA founder Bhawani Bashir Yasir. A valuable Open Access resource for practitioners, educators and students of performance and conflict, this book is also stimulating reading for anybody who has asked, ‘What is happening in Kashmir?’

This playscript includes:

Twenty filmed scenes of the play in performance
A range of contextual questions to stimulate discussion on staging site-adaptive theatre in places of conflict
A helpful glossary

Reviews

[This book is] an authentic example of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. The play is informative, an excellent source to understanding what is happening in Kashmir today, well researched and written, and should be recommended for practitioners working in the field of applied theatre praxis.

Jane Leavitt

"Nandita Dinesh. Chronicles from Kashmir: An Annotated, Multimedia Script. (Jane Leavitt)". Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies (0008-4697), vol. 53, no. 1, 2021.

Full Review

Additional Resources

[video]The Apples
[video]The Curfewed Nights

Part 1: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12434/e9252776 Part 2: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12434/49c94c02

[video]The Return
[video]The Hope

Contents

Summaries and Deconstructions

(pp. 1–18)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.01

The Schedule

(pp. 19–20)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.02

The Journey Begins

(pp. 21–24)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.03

Scene 0: Framing the Experience

(pp. 25–30)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.04

Scene One: The Experiment

(pp. 31–46)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.05

Scene Two: The Departure

(pp. 47–54)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.06

Scene Three: The Man & the Woman

(pp. 55–66)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.07

INSTALLATION A

(pp. 67–74)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.08

Scene Four: The Artists

(pp. 75–84)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.09

Scene Five: The Puppets

(pp. 85–88)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.10

INSTALLATION B

(pp. 89–94)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.11

Scene Six: The Incarcerated

(pp. 95–100)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.12

Scene Seven: The Soldiers

(pp. 101–108)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.13

Scene Eight: The Argumentation Cultures

(pp. 109–114)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.14

The First Coalition

(pp. 115–118)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.15

Scene Nine: The Sikhs

(pp. 119–124)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.16

Scene Ten: The Apples

(pp. 125–126)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.17

INSTALLATION C

(pp. 127–130)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.18

The Second Coalition

(pp. 131–132)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.19

Scene Eleven: The Village-City Love Affair

(pp. 133–138)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.20

A WEDDING and a CURFEWED NIGHT

(pp. 139–146)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.21

Scene Twelve: The Mirrors & a Poetic Lament

(pp. 147–154)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.22

The Third Coalition

(pp. 155–156)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.23

Scene Thirteen: The Pelters

(pp. 157–160)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.24

Scene Fourteen: The Banalities

(pp. 161–164)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.25

Scene Fifteen: The Time

(pp. 165–170)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.26

INSTALLATION D

(pp. 171–174)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.27

Scene Sixteen: The Women

(pp. 175–178)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.28

Scene Seventeen: The Game Show

(pp. 179–186)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.29

INSTALLATION E

(pp. 187–192)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.30

Scene Eighteen: The Hideout

(pp. 193–198)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.31

Scene Nineteen: The Return

(pp. 199–204)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.32

Scene Twenty: The Seesaws

(pp. 205–208)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.33

Scene Twenty-One: The Disappeared & the Police

(pp. 209–220)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.34

Scene Twenty-Two: The Hope

(pp. 221–224)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.35

The Last Coalition

(pp. 225–230)
  • Nandita Dinesh
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.36

Introduction: Chronicles from Kashmir

(pp. xi–xiv)
  • Bhawani Bashir Yasir
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0223.37

Contributors