In the summer of 2019, I was invited to share something about my connection to India and Indian culture for the Deepavali edition of the renowned Marathi publication Prasad Prakasan. The invitation came from Smt. Uma Joshi-Bodas, editor, through the researcher Nilesh Nilkanth Oak. I was honored and happy to undertake this. Below you can read how I was inspired to undertake my journey into the treasures of ancient and modern India. How I became a Bharatanatyam dancer, Dancing with my Hands, and how I was enriched and blessed through my involvement with the ancient nation and its treasures of art and knowledge. Here you can read the English original as I wrote it with the title ‘Dancing with my Hands’.
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Liesbeth Pankaja Bennink