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Illicit worlds of Indian dance : cultures of exclusion / Anna Morcom

Catalog Data

Author:
Morcom, Anna  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
India
Date:
2014
Notes:
Elecresource
Summary:
Until the 1930s no woman could perform in public and retain respectability in India. Professional female performers were courtesans and dancing girls who lived beyond the confines of marriage, but were often powerful figures in social and cultural life. In her study, Anna Morcom investigates the emergence of illicit worlds of dance in the shadow of India's official performing arts. She explores over a century of marginalisation of courtesans, dancing girls, bar girls and transgender performers, and describes their lives as they struggle with stigmatisation, derision and loss of livelihood.
Topic:
Dance--Social aspects  Search this
Dance--Psychological aspects  Search this
Women dancers--Social conditions  Search this
Transgender people--Social conditions  Search this
Marginality, Social  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Music, Dance, Drama & Film  Search this
Dance  Search this
Call number:
GV1693 .M67 2014 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150847