Indian Classical Dance as a Genre

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195689440
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080342 | DOI:
Indian Classical Dance as a Genre

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In her interview, Sonal Mansingh discusses Indian classical dance. Determining the difference between Indian classical dance and other genres in the East and the West, Mansingh looks at classical dance in contemporary India. She attempts to explain why the seven forms of classical dance are parts of a single whole, even though they have their own features and peculiar characteristics and provides insight on why Indian classical dance has survived after all these years and what it is like to perform outside India.

Keywords: Indian classical dance; contemporary India; seven forms of classical dance; Sonal Mansingh

Chapter.  2535 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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