ICCR presents
A Century of Indian Dance: 1901-2000
The Mohan Khokar Dance Collection
Pics courtesy: Ashish Mohan Khokar

August 19, 2011

Ashish Khokar walks the VIPS through the historical exhibition at Delhi, July 2011. Ashish Khokar, Mr. Suresh K Goel, Dr. Karan Singh, President ICCR, and Ms. Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary
Mr. Suresh K Goel, Director General ICCR, presents the 1st copy of the Coffee Table Catalogue to Ms. Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador Designate to US
Mr. Suresh K Goel and Leela Samson
with the catalogue of the exhibition

From the exhibition catalogue (7.80MB)


From MKDC exhibits at New Delhi, 17-24 July 2011

Shambu Maharaj
Kalakshetra journal

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Advt in Liddell’s Simla Weekly for performance
by Ragini Devi and Gopinath, July 28, 1934

Photos of Hasna Jehan, Ragini Devi and Gopinath,
in The Statesman, Oct 1, 1934 

Painting of Shanta Rao by Magda Nachman

Air India advertisement

Invitation for Yamini Krishnamurti’s presentation
of 3 styles of dance on Jan 13, 1963

Invitation for Uday Shankar’s
‘Kalpana’ dated March 4, 1976

Review about Ram Gopal in Times of India, Sept 23, 1956

Navarasa by Rajamani Mohan

  From MKDC exhibits at Dallas, Aug 2011



Ashish Mohan Khokar hails from a distinguished dance family of India and has served dance for over 35 years as a reputed critic-historian. He has written over 35 books on Indian arts and culture; is on many boards and committees serving dance (DD, INTACH, IIC, BSM, ICCR) and has travelled much in service of Indian dance. He served the state in many cultural capacities, including the Delhi State Academy for Arts (1984-85); chief co-ordinator, Festival of India in Sweden (1986-87); Festival of India in France, Germany and China (1985-90). He was Director of INTACH, under PM Rajiv Gandhi's chairmanship. He served the Times of India as Dance critic in Delhi from 1990-2000 and Bangalore 2000-3. Since then, he edits and publishes India's only yearbook on dance, attendance and is setting up the Khokar Dance Archives as a national resource and research centre. He is currently also the President of the Dance History Society of India.
www.attendance-india.com; www.dancearchivesofindia.com