Nadia Anwar

  • Going by Richard Schechner’s eight types of overlapping performance practices, ranging from every day social life actions to play acting in engineered situations, the act of begging not only involves all the semantic associations of Schechner’s typology but goes beyond by incorporating ...

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  • A few months ago I attended an oath taking ceremony at a local government run educational institute. Around fifty well groomed, disciplined and bright girls took an oath to remain faithful to the principles and rules set for proctors by institutional think tanks. By all means it was an impressive ...

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  • In a society divided on the lines of Self and Other and in which the marginalized communities are still struggling to eke out their existence by creating pockets of resistance against the stereotypical outlook of their more privileged counterparts, being a member of the audience of Teesri Dhun, a ...

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  • One does not need to apply complex feminist theories to analyse and understand social behaviours and manifestations of gender discrimination in a country like Pakistan. The inequity between genders is evident in all walks of life and in every single expression of social performance. Women are ...

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