Please post replies if you have any historical info on the political motions that forced the Sangeet Natak Akademi to include the Persian dance style of Kathak in the list of shastriya (classical) dances of India. The shastriya dance forms are the ones based on THE shastra: Natya Shastra, and properly speaking only the dance composed of karanas qualifies to be called as classical.

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Edited by bharata natyam (01/13/10 09:27 AM)