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Author Waswo, Waswo X., 1953- photographer.

Title Gauri dancers / Waswo X. Waswo ; photographic hand painting by Rajesh Soni ; text by Sonika Soni.

Publication Info. Ahmedabad, India : Mapin Publishing, 2019.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    954.4 WAS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 135 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm
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Summary Gauri (also known as Gavri or Gavari) is celebrated by tribal communities in the southern part of Rajasthan as a forty-day festival that entails fasting and celebration in honour of Lord Shiva and his consort, the Goddess Parvati. Public performances put on as part of the revelry include dance, storytelling, music and worship. The tradition of the Gauri dance has been celebrated for centuries, yet there have been no books in English till now on this mystical and enchanting practice. Photographer Waswo X. Waswo has joined with art historian Sonika Soni to create this book delving into the esoteric world of Gauri dance. Through Waswo's distinctive studio portraiture, with the photographic prints hand-painted by hand-colourist Rajesh Soni, the astonishing visuals of Gauri costuming and performers is presented in beautiful colour reproduction. In her essay, Sonika Soni explores the history of this ritual dance with an eye to examine both what is known about it, and what still needs to be discovered, keeping central the conflicting stories of its origins and the folk tales that make Gauri the 'enigmatic opera' of Mewar.
Subject Dancers -- India -- Rajasthan -- Portraits.
Photography, Artistic.
Waswo, Waswo X., 1953- -- Catalogs.
Added Author Soni, Rajesh, 1981- illustrator.
Soni, Sonika, author.
ISBN 9789385360725 hardcover
9385360728 hardcover

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