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Shankar, Uday (1900–1977) By Munsi, Urmimala Sarkar

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM81-1
Published: 09/05/2016
Retrieved: 06 December 2023, from


A legendary dancer often credited as the father of Indian modern dance, Uday Shankar was a visual artist and an astute choreographer with a keen sense of stagecraft, light designs, and music. He was a largely self-taught performer whose stage presence as an ‘‘Oriental,’’ masculine dancer in his starting years brought him the highest possible recognition as a dancer at home and abroad.

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Munsi, Urmimala Sarkar. "Shankar, Uday (1900–1977)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 6 Dec. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM81-1

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