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Introduction

ByUrmimala Sarkar Munsi, Stephanie Burridge

This volume celebrates and documents the emergence of contemporary dance practice in India. Dance occupies the most prestigious place of all performing arts in India, yet curiously, to a large extent, it remains outside the arena of the academic discourse. The academic articles in this anthology are rooted in research on important and relevant issues in the area of Dance Studies, incorporating a multidisciplinary approach. The volume includes contributions from eminent scholars, writers and commentators and includes 21 short articles and interviews with Indian artists who share their stories. These are an invaluable resource and add personal perspectives and insights into the broad themes discussed in the chapters of the book.