Comic Performance in Pakistan: The Bhānd (Palgrave Studies by Claire Pamment

By Claire Pamment

This ebook explores comedian functionality in Pakistan in the course of the vivid Indo-Muslim culture of the Punjabi bhānd which now holds a marginal house in modern weddings. With irreverent repartee, genealogical prowess, a topsy-turvy play with hierarchies and form transferring, the low-status bhānd jostles house in differently inflexible type and caste hierarchies. Tracing those negotiations in either old and modern websites, the writer unfolds a dynamic functionality mode that travels from the Sanskrit jester and Sufi clever idiot, into Muslim royal courts and families, weddings, modern carnivalesque and erotic well known Punjabi theatre and satellite tv for pc tv information. via unique ancient and ethnographic examine, this publication brings to lifestyles hitherto unexplored territories of Pakistani pop culture and Indo-Muslim functionality histories.

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