by Pallabi Chakravorty
Seagull Books, 2008
Cloth: 978-1-905422-47-0 | Paper: 978-1-905422-48-7
Library of Congress Classification GV1693.C43 2008


This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. Bells of Change traces two centuries of Kathak, from the colonial nautch dance to classical Kathak under nationalism and post-colonialism to transnationalism and globalization. Reorienting dance to focus on the lived experiences of dancers from a wide cross-section of society, the book narrates the history of Kathak from baijis and tawaifs to the global stage.

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