ECSAS 2023 – Turin 26-29 July

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13 – The Travelling Female Performer: Mobility and Agency in and beyond South Asia, c. 1760-1940

Female performers in South Asia–devadāsī, mirāsan, tawā’if, kanjrī or naṭnī–have historically been peripatetic communities. This panel explores connections between travel, mobility and power for female performers in South Asia’s broad colonial period (1760-1940), to facilitate a discussion across disciplines like history, ethnomusicology, literature, politics, and art history.

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