Masculinity, Asceticism, Hinduism: Past and Present Imaginings of India

@article{Banerjee2013MasculinityAH,
  title={Masculinity, Asceticism, Hinduism: Past and Present Imaginings of India},
  author={Sikata Banerjee},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={472 - 474}
}
  • Sikata Banerjee
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
in 1881 New York: ‘an incongruity between what they had hoped for, the orientalized Indian dancing body, and the material body performing live in the theater’. The end result of such incongruity amounted to a co-option of Indian dance practices by white female dancers and other foremothers of modern dance like Ruth St. Denis. In Chapters Three and Four Srinivasan deconstructs St. Denis’s career and her participation in simultaneously racist and modernist discourses on dance over the course of… Expand
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