The Dancing Body: Labour, Livelihood and Leisure (Routledge South Asian History and Culture) (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Urmimala Sarkar Munsi is Professor and Dean of the School of Arts and Aesthetics in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her research overlaps the intersection between dance, gender and lived experience; practice /theory interface; documenting performance; and the politics of identity and regional performances. Her recent publications are Uday Shankar and his Transcultural Experimentations: Dancing Modernity (2022), Alice Boner Across Arts and Geographies: Shaping the Dance Art of Uday Shankar (2021), Mapping Critical Dance Studies in India (2024), Marg Dance Readings (co- edited with Anita Cherian, 2023).Aishika Chakraborty is Professor and Director of the School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. A gender historian, her current research thrives at the interface of class, patriarchy and performance of the labouring bodies in Indian contemporary and popular dance. She is the author of Widows of Colonial Bengal: Gender, Morality and Cultural Representation (2023) Kolkatar Nach: Samakalin Nagarnritya (2019) and Kolkatar Cabaret: Bangali, Younata ebang Miss Shefali (2020). She is currently working on a co-edited volume titled Gendered Bodies, Social Exclusions: Contemporary Issues in Women's Studies (Routledge).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032776224
ISBN-10: 1032776226
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 30th, 2024
Pages: 178
Language: English
Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture