Devotional Hindu Dance

A Return to the Sacred

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Sabrina D. MisirHiralall
  • New York: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , April
     136 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Janani Mandayam Comar forthcoming.


This book sheds light on the purpose of Hindu dance as devotional. Dr. Sabrina D. MisirHiralall explains the history of Hindu dance and how colonization caused the dance form to move from sacred to a Westernized system that emphasizes culture.  Postcolonialism is a main theme throughout this text, as religion and culture do not remain static. MisirHiralall points to a postcolonial return to Hindu dance as a religious and sacred dance form while positioning Hindu dance in the Western culture in which she lives.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Sabrina D. MisirHiralall holds a doctorate in pedagogy and philosophy from Montclair State University. She currently teaches as an online adjunct professor for several institutions and serves as an associate editor for the blog of the American Philosophical Association.



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