Migratory south asian performances

Between nationalism and assimilation

Authored by: Priya Srinivasan

Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138942899
eBook ISBN: 9781315672571
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I was looking at Bharata Natyam (an Indian classical dance form) performances on YouTube when my attention was grabbed by a caption title that read “Malibu Srinivasa dance.” I was quite taken with this title because Indian classical dance like many other classical arts of that region is dedicated toward the divine, and Srinivasa is a subject of many musical and dance compositions. The Srinivasa temple that is most often referred to is in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India known as Tirupathi.

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