In this episode, Host Yashoda looks back at the how Imperial influences of the Islamic dynasties and colonisers found their way into the aesthetic representations of the Devadasis. It looks at the javali as an outcome of the zamindari patronage, a system that was established during the British rule. Yashoda’s interaction with Rumya Putcha navigates the contested terrain of the history of Kuchipudi and how devadasi art may have had a role in the construction of other performance traditions.
VOICES: Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Sampreeti Malladi
GUEST: Dr. Rumya Putcha