What is Kathak?

What is Kathak? The history and evolution of Kathak Gharanas in India

Let us take our first steps on this Path of Kathak by answering a simple question : What is Kathak? Guru Pali Chandra begins our journey by taking us through the initial chapters in this beautiful story of Kathak. The origins of the art form, survival and adaptation during the Mughal era, the 'nautch girls' during colonial times and the resurgence of kathak in the post-independence phasewill unfold. The evolution of 'gharanas' or houses of Kathak that carried the legacy show us the various choices and preferences that helped define and shape modern day Kathak.

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