Sunil Kothari

Padma Shri Dr Sunil Kothari is a leading dance historian, scholar, author and critic of Indian classical dances.

He has to his credit more than 12 books on Indian classical dance forms and allied subjects including definitive works on Bharata Natyam, Odissi, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Chhau Dances of India, edited volumes on 'RASA', 'Damaru', photo biographies of legendary dancers Uday Shankar and Rukmini Devi, edited volume on 'New Directions In Indian dance' etc.

Dr Kothari was a dance critic of the Times of India group of publications and wrote for the Times of India for 40 years as a dance critic.

Dr Kothari has held several positions: Uday Shankar Professor and Chair , Dance Department, Rabindra Baharti Univeristy, Kolkata: Dean and Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawharlal Nehru Univerisity, New Delhi; National Porfesor of Dance, Under UGC scheme for two years.

He is also a fullfledged Chartered Accountant.

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