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Nirmala Paniker

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Guru Nirmala Paniker is a danseuse, choreographer and researcher of repute. She established Natanakaisiki, the dance research and training wing of Natanakairali.

Articles by Nirmala Paniker

The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 18

Balaramabharatam is as important as Natyasastra.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 17

Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam, what links them and what not.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 19

Did the king introduce Carnatic classical music into the dance form?

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Devadasi Tradition: The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam- Part 12

In Kerala temples, devadasis were more respected and even made queens.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 16

Thullal poems describe the Mohiniyattam dance and its aesthetics in detail.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam: Part 21

How one handwritten note helped revive Mohiniyattam.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 13

How temple traditions have influenced the evolution of Mohiniyattam.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 15

His poems describe the costumes and movements of the art form.

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Vyavaharamala: The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam -14

Mohiniyattam's 16th Century link.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam- 9

The curious links between Koodiyāṭṭaṁ, Nangiārkūttụ and the Kulasekharas

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam– Part 8

The author traces the origins of dance forms involving solo performances by women, such as Mohin

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam – Part 6

The progress on art of dance.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam Part 3

Female-centric dance forms could have deeper connections to the female goddess worship and Tantric philosophies that flourished in Kerala in the medieval period.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam: Part 20

How local variations of Mohiniyattam thrived in different geographies in South India.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam: Part 22

An unheard story for students of the art.

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The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam: Part 23

How Chinnammuamma enriched Mohiniyattam.

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