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Its easy to post on tumblr, far more difficult to compose a wordpress post, hence the hiatus. Costumes in Deccan Paintings. There is a freshness and vigour to Deccan paintings and it’s always interesting to stumble across them. Dancing Ladies: … Continue reading

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The Epic Post – Shakuntala

byeloriszanianka: July, 1957 issue of the China Pictorial (Ren Min Hua Bao) shows a still of China’s National Youth Theatre’s performance of dramatist Kalidasa’s Shakuntala to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the founding of the China-India Friendship Association. Shakuntala is … Continue reading

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Mata Hari

“Javanese Hindu Princesses” seemed to have been all the go at some point and Mata Hari it appears lost little time in adopting the persona during her dancing days. And no doubt every Javanese princess had a bejewelled strap bodice.  

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