Land of the dancing shiva

India, 1950

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The Bharat Natyam dance form of South India. Temple sculptures reveal the antiquity of this dance, which is an exposition of Hindu mythology. The first part of the film describes the temples of South India, and the second shows a professional temple dancer performing before the statue of Shiva.



R Bacha

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Documentary Films of India

Film Group of India

DRD Productions






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