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Women Of Pride : The Devdasi Heritage

Lakshmi Vishwanathan

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Devadasi, raja dasi or kutcheri dasi devadasis have acquired a variety of definitions and roles over the years. Women of Pride studies, in depth, the devadasi tradition and its transformation into a living cultural phenomenon in the context of Hindu tradition. The book brings into focus the activities and identities of the devadasis and ex...amines the functions and forms of the devadasi tradition. The changing face of the tradition has been authenticated and given a voice by the author by featuring some of the most prominent devadasis of our times. The book also examines the devadasi reform movement in a political, religious, and social context.

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  • Guru lakshmi Vishwanathan is a well-known personality in the cultural scene of Chennai. She belongs to a family of artists and musicians. An exponent of Bharatanatyam she has taken her dance to over fifteen countries around the world. She rep-resents the best of the Tanjore classical tradition in dance, and has crafted a style of her own, which is rich in intricate Nrtta, and original in evocative abhinaya. She is a formally-trained classical vocalist. Among the many awards she has received is the State Kalaimamani, and the national Sangeet Natak akademi award.

    As a cultural ambassador of india, she has performed and conducted master classes in prestigious institutions like the Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival, the Mark Morris dance center New York, and dance india asia-Pacific Singapore.

    Lakshmi is a respected scholar and erudite speaker. Her lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and extensive articles and essays in leading newspapers as well as dance portals are widely acclaimed. She is an author of three other books: Women of Pride—the Devadasi Heritage, Kapaliswara Temple, and Bharatanatyam the Tamil Heritage.

    Lakshmi has served on the board of several cultural institutions, and was an elected Vice-president of the Music academy Madras. She is currently the editor of the Kalakshetra Journal.

ISBN
9788174369857
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
210
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
18/09/14
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Guru lakshmi Vishwanathan is a well-known personality in the cultural scene of Chennai. She belongs to a family of artists and musicians. An exponent of Bharatanatyam she has taken her dance to over fifteen countries around the world. She rep-resents the best of the Tanjore classical tradition in dance, and has crafted a style of her own, which is rich in intricate Nrtta, and original in evocative abhinaya. She is a formally-trained classical vocalist. Among the many awards she has received is the State Kalaimamani, and the national Sangeet Natak akademi award.

    As a cultural ambassador of india, she has performed and conducted master classes in prestigious institutions like the Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival, the Mark Morris dance center New York, and dance india asia-Pacific Singapore.

    Lakshmi is a respected scholar and erudite speaker. Her lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and extensive articles and essays in leading newspapers as well as dance portals are widely acclaimed. She is an author of three other books: Women of Pride—the Devadasi Heritage, Kapaliswara Temple, and Bharatanatyam the Tamil Heritage.

    Lakshmi has served on the board of several cultural institutions, and was an elected Vice-president of the Music academy Madras. She is currently the editor of the Kalakshetra Journal.

ISBN
9788174369857
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
210
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
18/09/14
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Guru lakshmi Vishwanathan is a well-known personality in the cultural scene of Chennai. She belongs to a family of artists and musicians. An exponent of Bharatanatyam she has taken her dance to over fifteen countries around the world. She rep-resents the best of the Tanjore classical tradition in dance, and has crafted a style of her own, which is rich in intricate Nrtta, and original in evocative abhinaya. She is a formally-trained classical vocalist. Among the many awards she has received is the State Kalaimamani, and the national Sangeet Natak akademi award.

    As a cultural ambassador of india, she has performed and conducted master classes in prestigious institutions like the Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival, the Mark Morris dance center New York, and dance india asia-Pacific Singapore.

    Lakshmi is a respected scholar and erudite speaker. Her lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and extensive articles and essays in leading newspapers as well as dance portals are widely acclaimed. She is an author of three other books: Women of Pride—the Devadasi Heritage, Kapaliswara Temple, and Bharatanatyam the Tamil Heritage.

    Lakshmi has served on the board of several cultural institutions, and was an elected Vice-president of the Music academy Madras. She is currently the editor of the Kalakshetra Journal.

ISBN
9788174369857
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
210
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
18/09/14
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Guru lakshmi Vishwanathan is a well-known personality in the cultural scene of Chennai. She belongs to a family of artists and musicians. An exponent of Bharatanatyam she has taken her dance to over fifteen countries around the world. She rep-resents the best of the Tanjore classical tradition in dance, and has crafted a style of her own, which is rich in intricate Nrtta, and original in evocative abhinaya. She is a formally-trained classical vocalist. Among the many awards she has received is the State Kalaimamani, and the national Sangeet Natak akademi award.

    As a cultural ambassador of india, she has performed and conducted master classes in prestigious institutions like the Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival, the Mark Morris dance center New York, and dance india asia-Pacific Singapore.

    Lakshmi is a respected scholar and erudite speaker. Her lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and extensive articles and essays in leading newspapers as well as dance portals are widely acclaimed. She is an author of three other books: Women of Pride—the Devadasi Heritage, Kapaliswara Temple, and Bharatanatyam the Tamil Heritage.

    Lakshmi has served on the board of several cultural institutions, and was an elected Vice-president of the Music academy Madras. She is currently the editor of the Kalakshetra Journal.

ISBN
9788174369857
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
210
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
18/09/14
Publisher
Roli Books