Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalism

  • Prarthana¬†Purkayastha

Part of the New World Choreographies book series (NWC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Prarthana Purkayastha
    Pages 1-20
  3. Prarthana Purkayastha
    Pages 79-107
  4. Prarthana Purkayastha
    Pages 108-137
  5. Prarthana Purkayastha
    Pages 166-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-216

About this book


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.


Indian Dance Choreography in Asia 20th century dance feminism identity India modern dance performance politics resistance twentieth century

Authors and affiliations

  • Prarthana¬†Purkayastha
    • 1
  1. 1.Plymouth UniversityUK

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