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

Table of Contents

Contents
Videos: Chronicles from Kashmir
GLOSSARY
Summaries and Deconstructions

Nandita Dinesh


The Schedule

Nandita Dinesh


The Journey Begins

Nandita Dinesh


Scene 0: Framing the Experience

Nandita Dinesh


Scene One: The Experiment

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Two: The Departure

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Three: The Man & the Woman

Nandita Dinesh


INSTALLATION A

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Four: The Artists

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Five: The Puppets

Nandita Dinesh


INSTALLATION A

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Six: The Incarcerated

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Seven: The Soldiers

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Eight: The Argumentation Cultures

Nandita Dinesh


The First Coalition

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Nine: The Sikhs

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Ten: The Apples

Nandita Dinesh


INSTALLATION A

Nandita Dinesh


The Second Coalition

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Eleven: The Village-City Love Affair

Nandita Dinesh


A WEDDING and a CURFEWED NIGHT

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Twelve: The Mirrors & a Poetic Lament

Nandita Dinesh


The Third Coalition

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Thirteen: The Pelters

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Fourteen: The Banalities

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Fifteen: The Time

Nandita Dinesh


INSTALLATION A

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Sixteen: The Women

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Seventeen: The Game Show

Nandita Dinesh


INSTALLATION A

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Eighteen: The Hideout

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Nineteen: The Return

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Twenty: The Seesaws

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Twenty-One: The Disappeared & the Police

Nandita Dinesh


Scene Twenty-Two: The Hope

Nandita Dinesh


The Last Coalition

Nandita Dinesh


Bibliography
About the Team

Contributors