Ramli Ibrahim: The Doyen of Odissi

By Preveena Balakrishnan

July 2022 FEATURE
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Guru Adyar K Lakshman with Ramli Ibrahim (left), Master Anand and Shanti Murugiah at Sutra House in 1999.
"ONCE, while hitching a bicycle ride at the back seat of John Clarke, the editor of The Theosophist, when I was late for my Bharatnatyam dance class, a car passed by and I could see the curious face of the famous Rukmini Devi, peering out of the car window trying to make out who it was hitching a ride with her editor.” I was green with envy at the thought of getting the attention of Rukmini Devi Arundale, the founder...

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Preveena Balakrishnan

specialises in ethnoscapes and intangible cultural heritage valuations.