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By Nandi Bhatia

Regardless of its value to literary and cultural texts of resistance, theater has been principally missed as a box of research in colonial and postcolonial experiences. Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance seeks to deal with that absence, because it uniquely perspectives drama and function as significant to the perform of nationalism and anti-colonial resistance.Nandi Bhatia argues that Indian theater used to be an important strength within the fight opposed to oppressive colonial and postcolonial constructions, because it sought to undo a variety of schemes of political and cultural energy via its engagement with matters derived from mythology, heritage, and on hand colonial types resembling Shakespeare. Bhatia's recognition to neighborhood histories inside of a postcolonial framework locations functionality in an international and transcultural context. Drawing connections among paintings and politics, among functionality and daily adventure, Bhatia indicates how functionality frequently intervened in political debates or even replaced the process politics.One of the 1st Western reports of Indian theater to hyperlink the aesthetics and the politics of that theater, Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance combines in-depth archival examine with shut readings of dramatic texts played at severe moments in historical past. each one bankruptcy amplifies its subject matters opposed to the backdrop of particular social stipulations because it examines specific dramatic productions, from The Indigo reflect to diversifications of Shakespeare performs via Indian theater businesses, illustrating the position of theater in bringing nationalist, anticolonial, and gendered struggles into the general public sphere.Nandi Bhatia is affiliate Professor of English on the college of Western Ontario. 

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Long himself was instrumental in translating and exporting vernacular texts . 34 England had already displayed its hostility toward the planters in its reply to the planters' pamphlet titled Brahmins and Pariahs. Published from London in 1 86 1 , the pamphlet was an " appeal by the Indigo planters of Bengal to the British Government, parliament, and people for protection against the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. " 35 The planters had complained that the lieutenant-governor interfered "with [ the] free course of j ustice , " destroyed "capital and trade of British settlers i n India , " and created " the present disastrous condition of incendiarism and insurrection now spread­ ing in the rural districts of Bengal.

Otherwise , concluded the Lahore Chronicle, "surely they would not have given them currency at-we repeat the idea-the cost of the state , and 29 Acts ofAuthority/Acts of Resistance under the sign-manual of the Registrar of the Office of the Bengal Secre­ tariat. "54 The Harharu blamed Seton-Karr for commissioning a "wretched Bengalee to write the slander for him" and then sending it forth "to the world on Her Maj esty's Service . " For such an act, claimed Harharu, Seton­ Karr was "ruined in character for ever as an Englishman, a Christian, or a gentleman.

5° Consequently, the commission lauded the missionaries for their involvement and exonerated them of the planters' charge that they interfered with the successful cultivation of indigo. "On the contrary," said the commission, " they have advised the ryots to obey the laws, to commit no illegalities , to sow indigo this year, and, if oppressed, to appeal to higher authorities . " 5 1 The commission's support for the missionaries p u t the planters o n slip­ pery grounds . Even though the planters had asked the government to look into matters , the "mass of irrefragable evidence" that it had gathered against the planters made them avoid it.

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