This is a book for academicians engaged in performing arts and for dancers and women performers in theatre especially.
The book is a comprehensive critical history of women artistes in Indian theatre and dance of colonial and post-colonial periods. Its underlying premise is that one cannot evaluate such performances in the Indian context without looking at dance and theatre together, unlike the course taken by traditional scholarship. The author weaves together issues of sexuality and colonialism, and culture and society to provide a holistic account of women performers in India. Archival photographs—some of which have never been published before—make it a collector’s item.
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