ISBN 9798129102651,Uday Shankar: Twentieth Century's Nataraja

Uday Shankar: Twentieth Century's Nataraja



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9798129102651

ISBN-10 812910265X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 65 Pages
Language (English)


When he danced it seemed as if Lord Shiva and Kartikeya had come alive on stage. Through his dazzling performances and intricately choreographed shows Uday Shankar introduced the art of Indian dance to the world. Uday Shankar?s talents as a dancer and choreographer were first recognized by the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova and he partnered her in several performances. A prize winning student at the Royal Academy of Arts, he could have become a painter but instead he chose to dance. He was one of the first dancers to present Indian dance in a new, innovative style and his dance company toured Europe and America to great Acclaim. Born in Calcutta, Ashoke Kumar Mukhopadhyay, a corporate communications professional is well-known for his research based articles on Rabindranath Tagore and pre-independent militant nationalist movements. A guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communicationss, Calcutta University, his other works include Pratham Diner Robi and Chena Para Achena Manush. He won the Snocem-Ananda Literary award in the years 1998 and 2001.