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Unfinished gestures : devadāsīs, memory, and modernity in South India / Davesh Soneji.

By: Soneji, Devesh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: South Asia across the disciplines.Publisher: Ranikhet ; Permanent Black, c2012Description: xiii, 313 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788178243542 (hbk. : alk. paper); 8178243547 (hbk. : alk. paper) .Subject(s): Devadāsīs -- India, South | Devadāsīs -- India, South -- Social conditions | Dance -- Social aspects -- India, South | Prostitution -- India, South | Social change -- India, SouthDDC classification: 306.694538082 SON Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
On historical, social, and aesthetic borderlands -- Producing dance in colonial Tanjore -- Whatever happened to the South Indian nautch?: toward a cultural history of salon dance in Madras -- Subterfuges of "respectable" citizenship: marriage and masculinity in the discourse of devadāsā reform -- Historical traces and unfinished subjectivity: remembering devadāsā dance at Viralimalai -- Performing untenable pasts: aesthetics and selfhood in coastal Andhra Pradesh -- Coda: gesturing to devadāsā pasts in today's Chennai.
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306.694538082 SON 004063 (Browse shelf) Available 004063

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-295) and index.

On historical, social, and aesthetic borderlands -- Producing dance in colonial Tanjore -- Whatever happened to the South Indian nautch?: toward a cultural history of salon dance in Madras -- Subterfuges of "respectable" citizenship: marriage and masculinity in the discourse of devadāsā reform -- Historical traces and unfinished subjectivity: remembering devadāsā dance at Viralimalai -- Performing untenable pasts: aesthetics and selfhood in coastal Andhra Pradesh -- Coda: gesturing to devadāsā pasts in today's Chennai.

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