The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Acting Up: Gender and Activist Theatre in India

Start Date and Time:

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00PM

End Date and Time:

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:00PM


A. Mangai

A conversation with A. Mangai led by Nandi Bhatia.

Mangai is a Feminist Theatre Director and Professor of English, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India. Her work in Tamil theatre in the last three decades has centred on gender, feminism, and activism. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards (Leftword 2016) that throws light on many subversive moments in the history of women in theatre.

Nandi Bhatia is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario, London. She has published widely on the connections between nationalism, colonialism, literary and theatre practices in modern India.


  • Tamil Worlds Initiative
  • Historical and Cultural Studies
  • Berkshire Legacy Funds

Contact Information

Bhavani Raman


Room 160, Arts and Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4 view full map


Discussion Panels


Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty

Experimental Tamil theatre