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krithika sivaswamy @krithikasivasw
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Absolutely true.The great Mylapore Gauri Amma, a devadasi, abhinaya exponent at Kapalishwarar Temple lost everything when Anti Nautch Bill was passed.She then taught a lot of dancers.Used to come home in the 60s teach my aunt n the family gave her food, clothing and Guru Dakshina
Insights into her life. Almost all last living devadasis had a depressing situation with art connoisseurs doing their best to support them.
Under the initiative of rev. J. Murdoch in 1892, the Anti Nauch movement came about as evangelists like him considered the devadasis as mere prostitutes & their art unacceptable. It's a cruel joke that classical musicians want to associate with the group now that destroyed it.
Read in detail what happened in the South in Early 1900s.…
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