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Launda Dancers: the dancing boys of India

Launda Dancers: the dancing boys of India
Launda Dancers: the dancing boys of India
The tradition of men dancing in place of women (launda naach) has a chequered history in India. The dancers mostly come from poor families with a disproportionate number from West Bengal. They face significant violence, both at home and in their profession, for so much of identity in India is centred round the family and appropriate roles within the family. Launda naach offers a certain freedom as well as a measure of economic Independence. But it remains a narrow and limited space
0306-8374
442-448
Dasgupta, R.K
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Dasgupta, R.K
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Dasgupta, R.K (2013) Launda Dancers: the dancing boys of India. Asian Affairs: Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, 44 (3), 442-448. (doi:10.1080/03068374.2013.826025).

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The tradition of men dancing in place of women (launda naach) has a chequered history in India. The dancers mostly come from poor families with a disproportionate number from West Bengal. They face significant violence, both at home and in their profession, for so much of identity in India is centred round the family and appropriate roles within the family. Launda naach offers a certain freedom as well as a measure of economic Independence. But it remains a narrow and limited space

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Published date: 28 October 2013
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 369810
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/369810
ISSN: 0306-8374
PURE UUID: e1a39082-de16-474b-9398-40725952cdec

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Date deposited: 13 Oct 2014 12:55
Last modified: 10 Jul 2020 16:39

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Author: R.K Dasgupta

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