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

By Claire Pamment

This ebook explores comedian functionality in Pakistan throughout the bright Indo-Muslim culture of the Punjabi bhānd which now holds a marginal area in modern weddings. With irreverent repartee, genealogical prowess, a topsy-turvy play with hierarchies and form moving, the low-status bhānd jostles area in differently inflexible category and caste hierarchies. Tracing those negotiations in either ancient 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 historic and ethnographic study, this ebook brings to lifestyles hitherto unexplored territories of Pakistani pop culture and Indo-Muslim functionality histories.

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