DESPERATELY SEEKING SAMMI: RE-INVENTING WOMEN'S DANCE IN PUNJAB

@article{Schreffler2012DESPERATELYSS,
  title={DESPERATELY SEEKING SAMMI: RE-INVENTING WOMEN'S DANCE IN PUNJAB},
  author={G. Schreffler},
  journal={Sikh Formations},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={127 - 146}
}
Based on original fieldwork among professional performing artists, interviews with culture promoters, and observation of unfolding events, this article details the history of a dance form little known outside Punjab. The dance samm? is, in fact, little known within India?s Punjab state as well, despite recent efforts to revive it through staged presentations. In the late 20th twentieth century, culture promoters in Punjab began to recognize dances that had previously been marginalized – by the… Expand
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