Item description for Bells of Change: Kathak Dance, Women and Modernity in India by Pallabi Chakravorty...
This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. The book traces two centuries of Kathak, from the colonial nautch dance to classical Kathak under nationalism and post-colonialism to transnationalism and globalization. Reorienting dance to focus on the lived experiences of dancers from a wide cross-section of society, the book narrates the history of Kathak from baijis and tawaifs to the global stage.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2008
Publisher Seagull Books
ISBN 1905422474 ISBN13 9781905422470
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More About Pallabi Chakravorty
Pallabi Chakravorty is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College. Founder and artistic director of Courtyard Dancers, she is an anthropologist, dancer, choreographer, and cultural worker.