This book has taken us through the fascinating history of the Indian performing arts in Singapore. The development and spectacular growth of the Indian arts in Singapore have mirrored the economic developments in Singapore. From very slow beginnings of the hardworking pioneering artistes, some institutions have grown dramatically and have become landmark cultural institutions, well known to Singaporeans and arts connoisseurs in India, especially the cognoscenti in the cultural capital of Chennai in the South. In the early days prior to independence, both local and new Indian immigrants were starved for opportunities to learn Indian classical music and dance, and to witness performances. Fifty years later, not only is Singapore a successful, gleaming economic pearl, but alongside, it has also developed a thriving ecological system of Indian artistes, teachers, institutions, temples and other enablers.
Indian music, Indian dance, Singapore, Performing Arts History
Asian Studies | Business | South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies | Theatre and Performance Studies
Kala Manjari: 50 Years of Indian Classical Music and Dance in Singapore
Seshan Ramaswami & Sarita Alurkar-Sriram
Sun Media Pte Ltd for the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society
City or Country
Conclusion. (2015). Kala Manjari: 50 Years of Indian Classical Music and Dance in Singapore. 186-190. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4860
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