Vie scientifique | Séminaires / Conférences


	The Devadasi as Scandal in Nineteenth-Century Tamil Theater

The Devadasi as Scandal in Nineteenth-Century Tamil Theater

Sascha EBELING (University of Chicago) - Professeur invité à l’EHESS 

17 novembre 2016 | 10h30 - 12h30

Salle 662, 190 avenue de France 75013 Paris

 

 

The birth of Tamil sound cinema coincided with the revival of anti-devadasi debates in South India during the 1930s. One of the earliest Tamil ‘talkies,’ Mani Lal Tandon’s Dumbachari (1935), portrayed a young man who squanders his money on women of ill repute. This lecture will examine the pre-history of this movie: two nineteenth-century stage plays which inspired it, S. Kasiviswanatha Mudaliar’s Dambachari Vilasam and P. V. Ramaswamy Raju’s Prathapachandra vilasam, and which are in turn indebted to the pre-colonial literary genre of the viralividuthuthu. A discussion of these dramas will help us historicize the various facets of (anti‑)devadasi discourse in South India during the nineteenth and early twentieth century and shed light on one of its major literary tropes: the devadasi as scandal.

 

Conférence donnée dans le cadre de l'atelier thématique L’amour entre norme et transgression : art, histoire, fiction

EHESS
CNRS

flux rss  Actualités

Les langages de l’amour. Paroles et gestes dans les théâtres dansés de l’Inde

Journée(s) d'étude - Mardi 04 avril 2017 - 10:00Le Festival de danses indiennes Mouvements Émouvants rassemble danseurs, chercheurs et amateurs autour d’une série d’évènements annuels. Journée d’études, projections de films et documentaires, ateliers d’initiation et spectacles sont autant d’occa (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Engineers and society in India (1850 to present times)

Colloque - Lundi 27 mars 2017 - 10:00 More than any other, the profession of engineer appears to encapsulate many of the transformations affecting contemporary India today. Engineers symbolise the rise of the so- called middle classes, and the manner in which India has positioned itself as an em (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Plus d'actualités

Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
UMR8564 - CNRS / EHESS
190-198 avenue de France
75013 Paris, France

Tél. : +33 (0)1 49 54 83 94

Communication :
nadia.guerguadj[at]ehess.fr

Direction :
dir.ceias[at]ehess.fr
 

La bibliothèque du CEIAS
Maison de l'Asie
22 avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris

Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 70 18 78

bibinde[at]ehess.fr

 

La collection Purushartha
190-198 avenue de France 75013 Paris, France

purushartha[at]ehess.fr