Terror and Performance


Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2014


250 pages

Price INR 695.00
Book Club Price INR 521.00
INR 695.00

Focusing on four primary motifs - 'September 11', Islamophobia, Truth and Reconciliation, and non-violence - this book offers a non-Eurocentric perspective on the dangerous liaisons between terror and performance. Instead of equating 'terror' with 'terrorism', it offers alternative epistemologies and narratives of terror by drawing on a vast spectrum of human cruelties relating to war, genocide, apartheid, communal and ethnic violence, in India, Rwanda, South Africa and Palestine, among other parts of the global South.


Rustom Bharucha

Rustom Bharucha is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.