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Author Dutt, Bishnupriya.

Title Engendering performance : Indian women performers in search of an identity / Bishnupriya Dutt, Urmimala Sarkar Munsi
Published New Delhi, India ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 303 pages)
Contents Actresses of the colonial space: English actresses in India (1789-1842) -- Locating a new space and identity: coming of the Indian actresses (1872-1910) -- The people's actress: a journey to modernity -- Actresses in the jatra space -- Natyasastra: emerging (gender) codes and the woman dancer -- The body and the woman dancer: what she is, or what she is expected to be -- Emergence of the contemporary woman dancer: contribution of Tagore, Shankar, and Ipta -- Tale of the professional woman dancer in folk traditions in India: commodification of dance and the traditional dancing women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-296) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dance -- Social aspects -- India.
Theater and society -- India.
Women dancers -- India.
Women in the theater -- India.
Form Electronic book
Author Munsi, Urmimala Sarkar.
ISBN 8132106121 (electronic bk.)
9788132106128 (electronic bk.)