New Journal: Indian Theatre

Indian Theatre Journal
The Journal of Indian Performance Knowledge

Indian Theatre Journal (ITJ) is the first international journal on Indian theatre. It is committed to publish a wide range of critical and scholarly approaches to various aspects of Indian theatre and performance from their social, political, cultural, economical and diasporic contexts through academic essays, plays, production reviews, interviews and other important performance events in India. The journal hops to bring together current intellectual debates and artistic practices not only in theatre but also in other corresponding areas such as dance, music, arts, aesthetics and culture, which will bring together the wider context of the confluences and correspondence between philosophy, performance and culture in India. The journal aims at creating an international platform for scholars, critics, playwrights, actors and directors of Indian theatre to present their work through cutting edge research and innovative performance practice. In addition, the journal is keen to explore the recent developments in intercultural theatre, theatre anthropology, performance studies and Indian and South Asian Diaspora across the globe.,id=249/


Sreenath Nair

University of Lincoln


  • Erika Fischer-Lichte, University of Berlin
  • M. Krzysztof Byrski, Collegium Civitas University
  • Frode Helland, Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo
  • Amol Palekar, actor, India
  • Samik Bandhyopadhyay, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Satish Alekar, Playwright, India
  • Jathinder Verma, Tara Arts Theatre
  • Heike Oberlin (Moser), Tuebingen University
  • Jerzy Malinowski, Polish Institute of World Art Studies


Indian Theatre Journal invites papers in all fields of Indian theatre, Dance, Music and its related areas such as Intercultural theatre, Performance studies, South Asian Diaspora, postcolonial and political theatre. Proposals are invited to the following themes, but not limited to:

  • Bodily Practices: practice as research, intercultural performer training
  • Dance: choreography and movement techniques
  • Devising, Direction and performance making: Indian approaches
  • Indian methods of training (acting, dancing, singing and martial arts)
  • Indian Music and ethnomusicology
  • Intercultural theatre: training, performance and criticism
  • Multimedia, digital and installations
  • Natyasastra
  • Playwriting
  • Political theatre: Street as theatre, political demonstration etc.,
  • Shakespeare and Ibsen in Indian theatre
  • Traditional theatre: innovation, technology and transformation
  • Women in Indian theatre

Prospective Guest-Editors, book reviewers and publishers may contact the Editor. Proposals, not more than 250 words, and complete manuscripts, not more than 5000 words can be emailed to the Editor: or to one of the Associate Editors: Arya Madhavan,; Veena Naragal,; Arnab Banerjee,; Kristen Rudisill,