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Love, Loss, and Longing

South Asian Canadian Plays

edited by Dalbir Singh

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Drama, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
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Love, Loss, and Longing is a collection of six plays from acclaimed and award-winning South Asian Canadian playwrights that explore themes of family, love, trauma, race, and more. Featuring introductions by directors, dramaturgs, and playwrights, each play is contextualized to explain its relevance and importance in the community.


The collection includes: Bhopal by Rahul Varma, Bombay Black by Anosh Irani, A Brimful of Asha by Ravi and Asha Jain, CRASH by Pamela Mala Sinha, Boys With Cars by Anita Majumdar, and Pyaasa by Anusree Roy.

About the author

Dalbir Singh is a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. He taught courses there as well as at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph. At Waterloo, he taught the first theatre course exclusively focused on racial identity and Canadian theatre. He has edited five collections of plays and critical essays on topics including Tamil culture and identity, post-?colonial theatre, South Asian Canadian drama, and queer Canadian theatre. As a result, he has published the work of such notable writers as Donna-?Michelle St. Bernard, Ravi Jain, Guillermo Verdecchia, Anusree Roy, and Yvette Nolan.

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