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Kathak Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Kathak (कथक) is one of the eight officially sanctioned classical  (शास्त्रीय – Shastriya) dance forms of India. Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha (कथा) meaning story, and katthaka in Sanskrit means he who tells a story, or to do with stories. In ancient time,  the professional story-tellers called Kathakas used to tell story from Indian…

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Bharata Natyam Posted by on Oct 21, 2013

India offers a variety of classical dance and Bharata Natyam is one of them. Origins of this classical (शास्त्रीय – Shastriy) dance form dates back to 4th or 3rd century B.C. and find the first reference (संदर्भ – Sandarbh) in ancient Indian treatise (आलेख – Aalekh) called Natya Shastra. It is the most popular dance…

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