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Fresno State Professor Given Fulbright to Research Nautanki

FRESNO STATE — Fresno State professor of communication and performance Dr. Devendra Sharma was named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year. The award will take him to his home country of India to research and document the swang-nautanki, a folk opera tradition in Northern India, and its traditional akhārās, the swang-nautanki community performance groups. A popular form of ...

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Largest Nautanki Folk Opera in U.S. to be Staged by FSU Prof

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FRESNO STATE — According to Fresno State communication professor Dr. Devendra Sharma, nothing compares to the satisfaction and fulfilling experience of watching the nautanki, a North Indian form of opera. His memories are enveloped by the beautiful singing backed by instruments and the presence of thousands of people standing on bullock carts and their roofs to reward the troupe with ...

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