Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalism

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Springer, Oct 29, 2014 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
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This book examines modern dance as a form of embodied resistance to political and cultural nationalism in India through the works of five selected modern dance makers: Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar, Shanti Bardhan, Manjusri Chaki Sircar and Ranjabati Sircar.
 

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Interesting work.A new direction!

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Rabindranath Tagore and Eclecticism in TwentiethCentury Indian Dance
21
2 Uday Shankar and the Performance of Alterity in Indian Dance
50
3 Shanti Bardhan and Dance as Protest
79
4 Manjusri Chaki Sircar and Feminist New Dance
108
5 Ranjabati Sircar and the Politics of Identity in Indian Dance
138
6 Conclusions
166
Notes
178
References
192
Index
206
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Prarthana Purkayastha is Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at Plymouth University, UK. Her previous publications include articles in journals such as Studies in South Asian Film and Media, Dance Research Journal and South Asia Research.

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