Early South Indian cinema

South India’s day

Print edition : July 12, 2013

During the shooting of the film "Meera" (Tamil, 1945), M.S. Subbulakshmi and Ellis R. Dungan, the film's director. Photo: Courtesy: The Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai

Tiziana Leucci and Davesh Soneji, the organisers of the conference. Photo: Theodore Baskaran

The green frontage of the musee du quai Branly in Paris, the conference venue. Photo: Theodore Baskaran

A conference organised in Paris recently focussed on representations of dance and music in early Tamil and Telugu films, particularly the contributions of the Devadasi community.
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