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Kathak is a classical dance from the northern states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh in India. It&#8217;s current form is a mix of it&#8217;s nomadic origins, influence from the Bhakhti movement, and Mughal ruler&#8217;s Central Asian roots, as well as Mughal Persianization.
Like many dance forms in India, the British encouraged the decline in the practice of many dances in India due to their conflation of dancing girls and tawaifs with prostitutes and their overall disdain for nautch.
Madhuri Dixit, a very popular Bollywood actress, was trained in Kathak, seen in her role as Chandramukhi in Sanjay Lee Bhansali&#8217;s adaptation of Devdas.

Kathak is a classical dance from the northern states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh in India. It’s current form is a mix of it’s nomadic origins, influence from the Bhakhti movement, and Mughal ruler’s Central Asian roots, as well as Mughal Persianization.

Like many dance forms in India, the British encouraged the decline in the practice of many dances in India due to their conflation of dancing girls and tawaifs with prostitutes and their overall disdain for nautch.

Madhuri Dixit, a very popular Bollywood actress, was trained in Kathak, seen in her role as Chandramukhi in Sanjay Lee Bhansali’s adaptation of Devdas.

Bharatanatyam is a classical dance from Tamil Nadu. It has origins in the Sangam Period, which would be from the 3rd century BC to 4th century AD. it experienced a revival in the 1930s thanks to the efforts of E Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi, and is now the most popular of the classical dances.

Bharatanatyam is a classical dance from Tamil Nadu. It has origins in the Sangam Period, which would be from the 3rd century BC to 4th century AD. it experienced a revival in the 1930s thanks to the efforts of E Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi, and is now the most popular of the classical dances.

India has around eleven classical dance styles that are recognized by the Indian Ministry of Culture, and only eight of those are also recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national level academy of performing arts in India.
I&#8217;m going to try to draw all eight.
First up is Odissi, a classical dance form from Odisha (once known as Orissa.) According to archaeological research, it is the oldest of the dance forms and one of two temple dances included as a classical dance of India.

India has around eleven classical dance styles that are recognized by the Indian Ministry of Culture, and only eight of those are also recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national level academy of performing arts in India.

I’m going to try to draw all eight.

First up is Odissi, a classical dance form from Odisha (once known as Orissa.) According to archaeological research, it is the oldest of the dance forms and one of two temple dances included as a classical dance of India.

India and Iran the day they got married entered a sisterhood sigheh.
I don&#8217;t know if India practiced it. I don&#8217;t care. /sobs.
Also, that cover she&#8217;s wearing is a gharara, a Lucknowi garment that is now used in Pakistani bridal wear.

India and Iran the day they got married entered a sisterhood sigheh.

I don’t know if India practiced it. I don’t care. /sobs.

Also, that cover she’s wearing is a gharara, a Lucknowi garment that is now used in Pakistani bridal wear.

Hindi, Urdu, and Indian films are rather popular in Tajikistan, so have India taking Tajikistan to a movie premiere (one of the very few he can make, due to nationly concerns.)

This too comes with nationly concerns as Tajikistan holds India’s first overseas military base at the Farkhor Air Base in Parkhar and Central Asia increasingly becomes important to geopolitical influence.

attempts-at-normalcy:

"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" is a famous song from the Bollywood film Khalnayak. The title of the song translates to “What Is Under the Blouse” and got in trouble for it’s raunchiness back when it first came out in 1993.
Fun Fact: The husky voiced singer ended up playing Maham Anga in Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2008 film Jodhaa-Akbar. Her name is Ila Arun and she’s a Rajasthani singer.
Appreciate Iran’s caftan. She’s been fired from girlfriending.
EDIT: Here is a post I found that mentions the queer readings of the song (most of it is excerpts from Ruth Vanita’s Queering India and Gayatri Gopinath’s Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures.) Much respect to dhrupad.

attempts-at-normalcy:

"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" is a famous song from the Bollywood film Khalnayak. The title of the song translates to “What Is Under the Blouse” and got in trouble for it’s raunchiness back when it first came out in 1993.

Fun Fact: The husky voiced singer ended up playing Maham Anga in Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2008 film Jodhaa-Akbar. Her name is Ila Arun and she’s a Rajasthani singer.

Appreciate Iran’s caftan. She’s been fired from girlfriending.

EDIT: Here is a post I found that mentions the queer readings of the song (most of it is excerpts from Ruth Vanita’s Queering India and Gayatri Gopinath’s Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures.) Much respect to dhrupad.

"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" is a famous song from the Bollywood film Khalnayak. The title of the song translates to &#8220;What Is Under the Blouse&#8221; and got in trouble for it&#8217;s raunchiness back when it first came out in 1993.
Fun Fact: The husky voiced singer ended up playing Maham Anga in Ashutosh Gowariker&#8217;s 2008 film Jodhaa-Akbar. Her name is Ila Arun and she&#8217;s a Rajasthani singer.
Appreciate Iran&#8217;s caftan. She&#8217;s been fired from girlfriending.
EDIT: Here is a post I found that mentions the queer readings of the song (most of it is excerpts from Ruth Vanita&#8217;s Queering India and Gayatri Gopinath&#8217;s Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures.) Much respect to dhrupad.

"Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" is a famous song from the Bollywood film Khalnayak. The title of the song translates to “What Is Under the Blouse” and got in trouble for it’s raunchiness back when it first came out in 1993.

Fun Fact: The husky voiced singer ended up playing Maham Anga in Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2008 film Jodhaa-Akbar. Her name is Ila Arun and she’s a Rajasthani singer.

Appreciate Iran’s caftan. She’s been fired from girlfriending.

EDIT: Here is a post I found that mentions the queer readings of the song (most of it is excerpts from Ruth Vanita’s Queering India and Gayatri Gopinath’s Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures.) Much respect to dhrupad.

Iran and Dude India during the seventies&#8230; because I wanted LOUD SHIRTS ON INDIA.
And Iran&#8217;s miniskirts.
(And India&#8217;s Mustache is there for A Reason.)

Iran and Dude India during the seventies… because I wanted LOUD SHIRTS ON INDIA.

And Iran’s miniskirts.

(And India’s Mustache is there for A Reason.)

Iran lifting India with love.
Their relationship is my favorite as far as comfortable and sweet goes.

Iran lifting India with love.

Their relationship is my favorite as far as comfortable and sweet goes.