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New World Choreographies

Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalism

Authors: Purkayastha, Prarthana

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  • Winner of the 2015 Outstanding Publication award from CORD
  • Winner of the 2015 de la Torre Bueno Prize from the Society of Dance History Scholars
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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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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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“The originality of the arguments and the impressive archival material make for a compelling book. This is a commendable and much-needed addition to the scholarship on South Asian performance, dance history, and theories of modernity, and it is certain to be of interest to a wide range of practitioners and scholars.” (Anurima Banerji, Dance Researh Journal, Vol. 48 (2), August, 2016)

“This book is a notable endeavour that fills in a significant part of twentieth-century dance history, which, according to Purkayastha, has been written off. … This book is certainly an important addition not only to dance and performance studies, but also cultural and postcolonial studies, due to its interdisciplinary approach. … the book raises issues pertinent to dance today, in both contemporary and classical genres.” (Sabina Sweta Sen, Studies in Theatre and Performance, Vol. 35 (3), 2015)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalism
Authors
Series Title
New World Choreographies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37517-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137375179
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37516-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47722-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
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