sweating saris: Indian dance as transnational labor

  title={sweating saris: Indian dance as transnational labor},
  author={Jui Mhatre},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  • Jui Mhatre
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Review
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