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Ashtanayika of Indian classical dance: On the khandita, a woman who stands up to her unfaithful lover
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Ashtanayika of Indian classical dance: On the khandita, a woman who stands up to her unfaithful lover

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In the last essay, part 8, a look at the khandita.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the abhisarika, a woman who embarks on adventures to meet her beloved
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the abhisarika, a woman who embarks on adventures to meet her beloved

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 7, a look at the abhisarika.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the kalahantarita, who battles rage and guilt upon calling her beloved unfaithful
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the kalahantarita, who battles rage and guilt upon calling her beloved unfaithful

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 6, a look at the kalahantarita.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the swadhinapatika, a woman who is swept off her feet by her beloved
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the swadhinapatika, a woman who is swept off her feet by her beloved

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 5, a look at the swadhinapatika.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the proshitapatika, a woman made anxious by her lover's duty-bound departure
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the proshitapatika, a woman made anxious by her lover's duty-bound departure

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 4, a look at the proshitapatika.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the vasakasajja, a woman consumed by yearning
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the vasakasajja, a woman consumed by yearning

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 3, a look at the vasakasajja.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the virahotkanthita, a woman reminiscing over her separated lover
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the virahotkanthita, a woman reminiscing over her separated lover

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 2, a look at the virahotkanthita.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the vipralabdha, a woman who sets out to meet her lover, and is left forlorn by his absence
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the vipralabdha, a woman who sets out to meet her lover, and is left forlorn by his absence

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance —  the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 1, a look at the vipralabdha.