Contemporary dancer Astad Deboo was the lead dancer at the opening festival of the Sydney Opera House in 1973 in the opera of Anne Boyd's Rose Garden.

Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj gave his first performance at the age of seven and he knows 250 thumris by heart.

'Nritanjali-An introduction to Indian dancing' written by Ragini Devi and published in New York in 1928 was the first book available in English on Indian classical dance.
('Dance Dialects of India' by Ragini Devi).

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