This volume presents a multidisciplinary perspective on dance scholarship and practice as they have evolved in India and its diaspora, outlining how dance histories have been written and re-written, how aesthetic and pedagogical conventions have changed and are changing, and how politico-economic shifts have shaped Indian dance and its negotiation
Table of Contents
Introduction by Pallabi Chakravorty & Nilanjana Gupta PART I Can the Subaltern Dance 1. Dancing off-stage: Nationalism and its 'Minor Practices' in Tamil Nadu by Kalpana Ram 2. Another Time, Another Space Does the Dance Remain the Same? by Urmimala Sarkar-Munshi 3. Folk Culture in Front of Serious Challenge: A Case Study on the Tribes of North Bengal by Samar Biswas & Somnath Bhattacharjee 4. The Problematics of Tradition and Talent in Indian Classical Dance by Sreeparna Ghosal 5. Dance for Recovery, Healing, and Rehabilitation: Kolkata Sanved Way by Sohini Chakraborty PART II Globalization of Indian Dance 6. The Ownership of Indian Classical Dancing and Its Performance on the Global Stage by Mandrakanta Bose 7. Negotiating Identity: Dance and Religion in British Hindu Communities by Ann David 8. Local/Global Histories of Bharatnatyamy by Payal Ahuja PART III Aesthetics Embodied and Embedded 9. It Matters For Whom You Dance: Audience Participation in Rasa Theory by Uttara Coorlawala 10. Manipuri Dance: A Lyrical Manifestation of Devotion by Sruti Bandhopadhyayay 11. Swayed by Love: Dance in the Vaishnava Temple Imagery of Bengal by Pika Ghosh 12. Remixed Practice: Bollywood Dance and the Global Indian by Pallabi Chakravorty PART IV The Gendered Dancing Body 13. The Daring Within: Speaking Gender through Navanritya by Aishika Chakraborty 14. Re-Exporting 'Tradition': The Transcultural Practice of Kathak in Kolkata and the Creation of a New Female Body by Monica Dalidowicz
Pallabi Chakravorty is Assistant Professor, and Acting Director of Dance Program, Swarthmore College, U.S.A. Nilanjana Gupta is Professor of English, and Director, School of Media Communication & Culture, Jadavpur University, Calcutta.