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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

January 2021

Who are these age-old female figures?
Dancer/choreographer Chandralekha's original essay on the iconography of the female, its deep subconscious power and its potential feminist charge.

Of dancers, artists and the new normal
- Geeta Chandran
While the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has been food for analysis across all sectors of the economy, one glaring omission is the artist.

Reflection: Sleight of hand
- Anil Dharker
You can now order a left handed violin from Amazon!

AI, Indian Art and the World
- Prachi Hota
Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominates the market to the extent where it influences the socio-cultural fabric of the world.

The Dance Renaissance
- Jawahar Sircar
In the final part of a two-part series, eminent public intellectual Jawahar Sircar writes a sweeping history of the renewal and revival of each of the eight classical dance forms of India.

Origin, propagation and status of Chhau Nritya
- News Desk
Chhau is the name of several dance-drama forms in eastern India including the states of Bengal, Bihar and Odisha.

The violin that strings together the East and the West
- B. Kolappan
It was presented to Vadivelu, the youngest of Thanjavur Quartet by Swathi Tirunal.

Temple ritual dance Thidambu Nritham: Impact of elementary family culture, mindsets and thought pattern
- Puthumana Govindan Namboothiri, Govindan.P

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