Corpo-activism : Dance and Activist Labour in the Work of Komal Gandhar, Kolkata. / Purkayastha, Prarthana.

In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LVII, No. 22, 28.05.2022, p. 53.

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Corpo-activism : Dance and Activist Labour in the Work of Komal Gandhar, Kolkata. / Purkayastha, Prarthana.

In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LVII, No. 22, 28.05.2022, p. 53.

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