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Oct 03, 2019
From temples to royal courts, and the proscenium stage: A social history of Indian performance spacesA proscenium stage born in the West posits a distance between audience and performer to offer a visual experience. Yet, why is it that classical dance, which vehemently claims its origins in a text on Indian aesthetics, most widely performed on a proscenium stage? The history of performance spaces in India is a deeply sociological one.
Aug 31, 2019
How the Indian classical dance industry created a troubling culture of dependency on marriageThe unique relationship of the classical dance industry with marriage was born in mid-20th century India, when the Devadasi system was abolished and dance was appropriated into the upper caste.
Jul 27, 2019
On Indian media's role in depoliticising discourse around classical dance, and the need for changeMedia, especially print media has played a historically significant role in shaping the public discourse on classical dance in pre-independent as well as post-independent India.
Jan 24, 2019
TM Krishna, cellist Yo-Yo Ma present impromptu performance after discussion on art in MumbaiTM Krishna broke into an impromptu performance with Yo-Yo Ma, where he picked up a line from the latter's cello performance and linked it with a Carnatic-music composition.
Dec 08, 2018
To be a devadasi in 1947: Read Srividya Natarajan's introduction to the world of a novice temple dancerSrividya Natarajan, the author of The Undoing Dance, writes about what a day in a young devadasi's life would be like — on the cusp of Independence
Jun 30, 2018
First Hand 2: Second volume of non-fiction graphic novel tells stories of exclusion, struggle in IndiaThe themes explored in First Hand 2 are healthcare, living as a single woman in India, communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and the lives of Devadasis, among others
Mar 26, 2018
On Parvathy, being a 'Feminichi', and women's ability to own and transform the insults hurled at themActress Parvathy has reclaimed the misogynistic insult 'Feminichi' and turned it on its head to proudly declare that she is a feminist | #FirstCulture
Jan 15, 2018
Behind the storm over Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu's comments over poet-saint AndalIncidents like the row over Vairamuthu's Andal comments only perpetuate a variety of misogyny | #FirstCulture
Dec 16, 2017
TM Krishna-MS Subbulakshmi row: What a thinkpiece on dance, devadasi system gets wrongDance had little to do with why the devadasi system was abhorrent to those who wanted to abolish it; it was for its god-awful abuse of girls
Dec 09, 2017
Amid TM Krishna-MS Subbulakshmi row, these are the questions that really deserve attentionAmid the dialogue over TM Krishna's comments regarding MS Subbulakshmi, the devadasi culture came under the spotlight once again, after several decades.