Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781905422470 Published September 2008 World sales rights except India
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781905422487 Published September 2008 World sales rights except India

Bells of Change

Kathak Dance, Women and Modernity In India

Pallabi Chakravorty

Bells of Change
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Pallabi Chakravorty

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240 pages | 13 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2008
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781905422470 Published September 2008 World sales rights except India
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781905422487 Published September 2008 World sales rights except India
This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. Bells of Change 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.
Contents
Introduction: Locating Dance
From Petty Nautch to Classical Kathak
Media Mediations, Public Modernity and Changing Patronage
Kathak in Everyday Practice and Women´s Lives
Tradition and Innovation
Dancing into Modernity
Conclusion
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