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Mousumi Choudhury

Mousumi is a leading woman Chau dancer from Maldi village of Purulia. She inspired other girls of the region to join the traditional dance forms which is dominated by men. 

Mousumi is a leading woman Chau dancer, an art form native to Purulia in the state of West Bengal in India. By being the first woman to learn and perform Chau, a male bastion for ages, she is an inspiration for other girls learning the art. Born in Maldi village of Balarampur in Purulia, Mousumi started dancing Chau at the age of 10, learning the art from her father, Jagannath Choudhury, an accomplished Chau exponent. Mousumi is pursuing her Master in Arts post-graduation degree in Bengali from Sidhu Kanu University in Purulia. She works as a part time teacher at a local school and teaches Chau dance in her university. She has performed in Kolkata, Purulia and Jhargram and is scheduled to perform in Norway in September 2018.

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Mousumi Choudhury

Mousumi Choudhury

Mousumi is a leading woman Chau dancer, an art form native to Purulia in the state of West Bengal in India.

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Mousumi Choudhury

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Mousumi Choudhury