Bharatanatyam as a Global Dance: Some Issues in Research, Teaching, and Practice

  title={Bharatanatyam as a Global Dance: Some Issues in Research, Teaching, and Practice},
  author={Avanthi Meduri},
  journal={Dance Research Journal},
  pages={11 - 29}
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