Friday, May 29, 2015

Balasaraswati: Rekindling the torch of tradition| Article published in the Times of India


"Thanjavur Balasaraswati, a seventh generation representative of a traditional matrilineal family of temple musicians and dancers known as devadasis, is considered one of the foremost exponents of Tamil dance form known today as Bharatanatyam. Douglas Knight Jr's biography, "Balasaraswati Her Art & Life", published in 2010 by Wesleyan University Press is a commendable chronicle of not only Balasaraswati's life, but also of how an artistic heritage of a hereditary dance survived through the onslaught of colonial and nationalist modernity and radiated its beauty through the genius of an individual artist." E- paper   version : http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/index.aspx?EID=31807&dt=20150526#                                                                                                                                                                               Read the full article at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Balasaraswati-Rekindling-the-torch-of-tradition/articleshow/47472374.cms