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Unfinished GesturesDevadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India$
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Davesh Soneji

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226768090

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.001.0001

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On Historical, Social, and Aesthetic Borderlands

On Historical, Social, and Aesthetic Borderlands

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(p.1) Introduction On Historical, Social, and Aesthetic Borderlands
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Unfinished Gestures
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Davesh Soneji

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the devadasis in South India. This volume examines the connections between colonial modernity and the production of culture in the courtly milieu and investigates what happened to the devadasi communities after the 1947. It also explores the dance and culture of the courtesans in late colonial Madras, the religious lives of devadasis, and the place of dance in late colonial Tanjore.

Keywords:   devadasis, South India, colonial modernity, production of culture, dance, colonial Madras, courtesans

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