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Bharata Natyam is India's oldest classical dance tradition. It is performed by women who reenact stories from the oldest classics like the Puranas or the Mahabharata to the accompaniment of very specialized music. The British outlawed it in the as being lewd and suggestive, but it survived and has since undergone a revival. One of the key figures of that revival was a Brahmin girl who lent the form immense respectability. In this story, Seema (Anjana Banergi) is a rich girl who has become a...more