Feeling the World

  • V. Srinivasa ChakravarthyEmail author


Like most other children born to well-to-do families, Padma had, or at least it so seemed, a normal childhood, but for a few crucial events that changed everything, and pushed her helplessly down a path of quiet self-destruction. Even as a 6 year old, she showed a natural flair for Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance form. But art and music flowed in their family with many of her cousins making it big in the world of culture. Padma’s father took pride in his daughter’s abilities. He waited for the day when Padma would be recognized as the most talented danseuse not just in their considerably extensive family network, but beyond in the world at large. But once Padma entered high school, the growing distractions began to draw her away from the dance floor. Her performances began to wane. The promise that she originally showed now grew faint with every passing year. By the time she passed the crucial 10th grade, classical dance turned out to be the last thing on her mind.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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