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Author Morcom, Anna, author.

Title Illicit worlds of Indian dance : cultures of exclusion / Anna Morcom.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Until the 1930s no woman could perform in public and retain respectability in India. Professional female performers were courtesans and dancing girls who lived beyond the confines of marriage, but were often powerful figures in social and cultural life. In her study, Anna Morcom investigates the emergence of illicit worlds of dance in the shadow of India's official performing arts. She explores over a century of marginalisation of courtesans, dancing girls, bar girls and transgender performers, and describes their lives as they struggle with stigmatisation, derision and loss of livelihood.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 3, 2014).
Subject Dance -- Social aspects -- India.
Dance -- Psychological aspects -- India.
Women dancers -- India -- Social conditions.
Transgender people -- India -- Social conditions.
Marginality, Social -- India.
India -- Social conditions.
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