ISBN: PB: 9781905422760,
ISBN: HB: 9781905422753,
23x15.6 cm, 24 halftones
After Independence, in 1947, in their efforts to create an "Indian" theatre that was different from the Westernized, colonial theatre, Indian theatre practitioners began returning to their "roots" in classical dance, religious ritual, martial arts, p...
ISBN: PB: 9781905422784,
ISBN: HB: 9781905422777,
Anthropology and sociology have long histories in India. Yet, with the exception of fieldwork experience, there is little research available on the institutional and material contexts of these disciplines or on the practices of pioneering anthropolog...
ISBN: PB: 9781905422487,
23.4x15.4 cm, 13 halftones
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...
Under their slogan, "Ecology is permanent economy", the "Chipko Movement" drew world attention to the struggle over forest rights. Taking its name from the Hindi word for 'embrace', villagers hugged trees and prevented contractors´ from felling them....