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Dancing diaspora, performing nation: Indian classical dance in multicultural London

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This thesis examines the performance of Indian classical dance in the contemporary 'diaspora space' (Brah 1996) represented by the city of London. My aim is to analyse whether and how performances of "national" art, assumed to represent an equally "national" culture, change when performed in transnational contexts. Drawing upon theories of postcolonialism, multiculturalism and diaspora, I begin my study with an historical analysis of the reconstructed origins of the dance in the intertwine...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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ora:11412

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