An Australian ballet teacher’s love of Indian dance helped bring two cultures together, writes AMIT SARWAL. In the 19th century, during the British Raj, India attracted many curious and enthusiastic Australian travellers. Australians had been attracted to Indian curios, artworks, colourful clothes, and paintings of grand Indian palaces and bazaars; and the great Intercolonial Exhibition …
Dr Amit Sarwal is Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the Founding Convenor of the Australia–India Interdisciplinary Research Network. He is working on an edited and compiled collection of Louise Lightfoot’s writings, titled In search of India: an Australian dancer’s experiences.
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