What do an 85-year-old Methodist born in Grantham, a 43-year-old refugee from Sri Lanka and a 58-year-old Parsi born in Dar es-Salaam have in common? The answer is that they all attend Indian classical dance classes for adults.
B.R. Ambedkar, principal architect of the Indian Constitution, had in 1936 prepared a presidential address for delivery at the annual conference of a Hindu reformist group, the Jat-Pat Todak Mandal in Lahore.
During the COVID-19 lock-down days, spirits were lifted as the South Asian dance sector connected virtually on the Manch UK Facebook platform. Sanjeevini Dutta recalls some of the revelations that shook and delighted.
Kala Sangam is a vibrant arts centre in Bradford, Yorkshire and is known for its support of South Asian arts. It was founded in 1993 by the Upadhayas, a medical practitioner couple with an interest in the arts.