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The Calcutta Review An Illustrated Monthly (Third Series) May 1922

1922

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As none of the extant plays can be definitely assigned to a date much prior to the beginning of the Christian era and as the fact of a prolonged contact between the Indians and the Greeks in the centuries following the invasion of Alexander is undeniable the idea naturally arose of a possible patterning of the Indian drama on the model of the Greek. [...] The division into Acts the Prologues and Epilogues the method of entrance and exit and the variety of stage-directions the name " Yavanika " as applied to the curtain in front of which the actors played their parts the plot and its manage-' ment the stereotyped characters like the Jester the Rival the Confidante etc. [...] The ltiveda the earliest extant literary monument of the Indo-Aryans contains nearly twenty Saktas or Hymns which are thrown in the form of a monologue or dialogue and although a difference of opinion has always existed as to the exact meaning of some of the hymns or as to the characters to whom some of the passages are to be assigned the verve and the dramatic spirit of the speeches has be [...] The separateness of the Valley that finds a memory in the title India' transferred from the part to the whole that has left a recollection of an age-long division of Sind and Hind in the expression Indies ' and to the nomenclature of the nineteenth century transmitted an inheritance of Persian and Arab that drew from a consciousness of the barrier Indus—this proclaims the influence of the desert a [...] Barbosar had put the kindom of Debal in Persia and made the Indus a tributary of the Euphrates and the second Borgian map had brought the Indus direct south into the Gulf of Cambay in a course parallel to the Ganges; the identity of Cutch and Kathiawar had been confused and of the two an island made and placed in the delta of the Indus.

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Frontmatter i-187 unknown

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Origin of Indian Drama 188-199 S.K. Belvalkar

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The Ran of Cutch 200-i J. Abbott

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Turkish Reminiscences 207-239 P. Bruhl

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Vengeance is Mine 240-254 Kanaiyalal Munshi

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The Rose of India 255-266 Francis Judd

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A Plea for Banking Legislation in India 267-274 B. Rau

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Three Ladies of Old Japan 275-280 F. Davis

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Prose Style 281-302 Lionel Burrows

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Wounded Vanity or Injured Pride 303-314 S. Bukhsh

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The Legend of Yima 315-322 Kshetresachandra Chattopadhyaya

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Lahore of To—day 323-328 unknown

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Rabindranath’s “Festival” 329-335 Shishir Maitra

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Entomology in India 336-349 Cedric Dover

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Reviews 350-i unknown

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To the Memory of Shakespeare 355-362 unknown

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Pages
179
SARF Document ID
sarf.120137

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