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The Birth of Kathak: Lucknow Gharana

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The seeds of Kathak lay in the ancient Raas dhaari and Katha vaachaka traditions inter connected with the spread of Vaishnavism and these thrived mostly in the temples. The earliest kathaks to come to Lucknow (from Handia near Allahabad) were Maharaj Iswari Prasad Misra and his brothers and the style that they brought to Lucknow was named Natwari Nritya. Iswari Prasad Misra and his brothers and the style that they brought to Lucknow was named Natwari Nritya. Ishwari Prasad, inspired by Lord... Read More