Source: narthaki.com; Author: Dr S D Desai; Photo Courtesy: delhievents.com

3rd Purva International Dance Festival (23 – 24 November ‘13) was organized by Sharad Pandya in Vadodara, with the curiosity to see how foreigners perform Indian classical dances. I returned with surprise and pleasure. The Gannas, Ashas, Eleanoras and Angelinas who performed demonstrated that with the seriousness and humility the process entails they pursued their study of not only Indian classical dance but also the Indian way of life it is an integral part of. They set an example to those in India who ape, rather than study, western ways.

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