Monday, 17 March 2014

Baroda makes Bharatanatyam national - Ashish Mohan Khokar

Baroda in Gujarat - a small royal town - bit like Mysore in south India, is the reason Bharatanatyam reached the rest of India. While no single person or event can make historical changes, they become a catalyst and link in that chain.  Yes, had it not been for two devadasis who came as “dowry” when a Tanjore princess married the royalty of Baroda, Bharatanatyam would have never reached north and west and rest of India a century ago. Here’s how.

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  1. Two to three paras in this article read same as my article on dance in Baroda in Attendance 2003!!!!! Isn't this called a plagiarism?????

    1. Ashish Mohan Khokar25 March 2014 at 21:32

      The source is already stated in the article - attendance 2002/3! Two long sentences qualify the research done by several over many decades.
      - Ashish Mohan Khokar