Source: The Hindu; Author: Shilpa Nair Anand; Photo Courtesy: Corbis images

Noted Kathak dancer Saswati Sen talks about her dance, how she dropped out of medical education, her gurus and her plan to popularise the dance form in Kerala. Saswati Sen defies stereotypes, devoid of the mandatory handloom/ silk sari, ‘arty’ jewellery or ‘kohled’ eyes that one has come to expect from a classical dancer. She is regular. Nothing about her prepares one for one of Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj’s prominent disciples. The petite dancer was in the city the other day to perform at ‘Parampara’, the Indian classical dance festival on at JTPac.

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