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Comic Performance in Pakistan
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Comic Performance in Pakistan

The Bhānd

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978-1-137-56631-7
9781137566317
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This book explores comic performance in Pakistan through the vibrant Indo-Muslim tradition of the Punjabi bhānd which now holds a marginal space in contemporary weddings. With irreverent repartee, genealogical prowess, a topsy-turvy play with hierarchies and shape shifting, the low-status bhānd jostles space in otherwise rigid class and caste hierarchies. Tracing these negotiations in both historical and contemporary sites, the author unfolds a dynamic performance mode that travels from the Sanskrit jester and Sufi wise fool, into Muslim royal courts and households, weddings, contemporary carnivalesque and erotic popular Punjabi theatre and satellite television news. Through original historical and ethnographic research, this book brings to life hitherto unexplored territories of Pakistani popular culture and Indo-Muslim performance histories.

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Introduction.- Part One: Genealogies.- 1.In the Centres and Margins of the Historical Record.- 2.Brahmin Jesters and Sufi Wise Fools.- Part Two: Contemporary Performance.- 3.Wedding Bhānds: ‘From the Donkey Cart to the Aeroplane’.- 4.Bhānds in the Drawing Room: The Popular Punjabi Theatre.- 5.Satellite Bhānds: Playful Outsiders.- Conclusion: Future Moves? 
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Grossbritannien
24.05.2017
Palgrave Macmillan UK
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“Claire Pamment’s book Comic Performance in Pakistan: The Bhānd (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) is a fantastic new book centered on the Punjabi folk art of the Bhānd, or comic performance. … This lyrically written book on a long-running and hugely important tradition of Islamicate humor will interest much scholars of Islam, South Asia, Anthropology, and Performance Studies.” (SherAli Tareen, New Books network, newbooksnetwork.com, March   15, 2019)

“Claire Pamment’s incisive research on comic performance in Pakistan, with specific reference to the Bhānd, is an invaluable contribution to the scant scholarship on theatre and performance in the country. … This book is immersive for the uninitiated reader, and expands the subject for scholars in the field of performance in Pakistan. A supporting glossary of terms and extensive notes in each chapter illuminate the subject at hand and provide contextual information comprehensively.” (Asma Mundrawala, Theatre Research International, Vol. 43 (3), October, 2018)

“Pamment’s book treats bhānd as a living form, not a relic, with its own future and subversive possibilities that are commensurate with the creative capacity and imagination of performers. Pamment’s book, thus, contributes something important to the ongoing project of drawing the study of theatrical performance out of its Euro-American orbit.” (David Mason, Asian Theatre Journal, Vol. 35 (2), 2018)


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