Fonds F0606 - Sukanya Rahman fonds

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Sukanya Rahman fonds

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  • Multiple media

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CA ON00370 F0606

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  • [196-?] - 1993 (Creation)
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    Rahman, Sukanya, 1946 -

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1 1/4" audio reel : ca. 13 min.

4 videocassettes (ca. 4 hrs) ; VHS.

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Name of creator

(1946-)

Biographical history

Sukanya Rahman (b. 1946) is an Indian classical dancer, and the daughter of Indrani Rahman (1930-1999), a renowned dancer who toured internationally. Also the granddaughter of Raagini Devi, the American dancer who went to India and danced during the 1930s and was instrumental in the revival of the Indian classical dance arts. Sukanya wrote a memoir of her family "Dancing in the Family: an unconventional memoir of three women", published in 2004. Rahman is a performer and teacher of Odissi dance, a form of Indian classical dance originating from the eastern state of Orissa in India.

Custodial history

Acquired by graduate student Paromita Kar during the course of her research and then donated to archives.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of musical recordings on one 1/4" audio reel, performed by Deva Prasad Das on vocals and mardal with Shankaran on flute. These performances were intended to accompany the Deba Prasad Das style of Odissi dance. Consists of three separate performances: "Nindata Chandana" Abhinaya, Ashtapadi (an expression-based dance); "Natangi" and a Boomija folk dance from Orissa. These recordings were made to accompany performances by Sukanya Rahman.
Also includes four VHS recordings of performances by Rahman in various venues in the 1990s.

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Material is in fair condition.

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Donated by Paromita Kar in 2010 and 2011.

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Some records have been digitized with permission from Rahman and is available through YorkSpace, available at: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/9943 .

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There are no restrictions on access.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2010-069. Further accruals may be expected.

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F0606

Institution identifier

ON0370

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Final

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Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Fonds-level description created 2011/09/22.
Last revised : 2012/01/26.
Uploaded to Archeion: 2012/03/28.

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin

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Formal name extracted from: ISSN: 9788129105943

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