Indian Ink Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 52 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Indian Ink.
This section contains 661 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Indian Ink Study Guide

Perhaps the central theme of Stoppard' s play is the historical, social, and cultural significance of the British Empire. Half of the play is set in India in 1930, during a period of social unrest among Indians struggling for national independence from British colonial rule. Much of the play involves two characters, one Indian, one British, in dialogue over the issue of India as a British colony. For instance, the Indian characters refer to the "First War of Independence," of 1847, an historical event that the English characters know as the "Mutiny." Various English characters represent different English attitudes about the politics of India. Flora, the most open-minded English character in the play, is often very aware of her presence in India as a representative of British Imperial power; in a letter to her sister describing a sight-seeing tour during which she was escorted by Indian members of the Theosophical...

(read more from the Themes section)

This section contains 661 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Indian Ink Study Guide
Copyrights
Drama for Students
Indian Ink from Drama for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.