- Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, and an activist for animal rights and welfare
|Born:||29 February 1904 Comment |
|When did Rukmini Devi Arundale die? / Died||24 February 1986|
|How many years did Rukmini Devi Arundale live? / Lived||81 years|
|Where was Rukmini Devi Arundale born?||Madurai, India|
|Where did Rukmini Devi Arundale die? / Deathplace ||Chennai, India|
Rukmini Devi Arundale facts
- She is considered the most important revivalist in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam from its original 'sadhir' style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis, she also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts
- Though she belonged to the Indian upper-caste she espoused the cause of Bharata Natyam, which was considered a low and vulgar art in the early 1920s
- Recognising the beauty and the spiritual value of this art form, she not only learned the dance, but also presented it on stage despite strong public protests
- Rukmini Devi features in India Today's list of '100 People Who Shaped India'
- She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967
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