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A similar production entitled Dekh Tamasha Amidst Confusion was also presented to audiences nationwide in This codified construction of identity by East Indians created a visible front, which was the initial self that was presented to others. Both local filmi dances and local Indian classical dances provided a degree of identity, belongingness and Indianness in terms of East Indian culture in Trinidad. When questioned about the outfits that they wore some of the girls were quick to identify their outfits as a Kajol outfit or a Rekha outfit while the boys identified their outfits as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Hritik Roshan outfits. Adesh who had been working at the Indian High Commission in Port of Spain and decided to remain in Trinidad and teach authentic Indian classical music and dance after his tour of duty ended. In the pre s, the dialogue in most of the Indian dance dramas was in Hindi but after that, there was a gradual change with bits of English dialogue being included in the play. The oil boom in the s and the surplus spending money that went with it and the increased exhibition of Indian movies particularly with Indian movies being shown on national television contributed to a new reawakening of East Indian identity in terms of dress during that period.

The Gulshan Bahar show was held in to raise funds for Indian famine victims while the Naya Zamana show was held in as a local variety charity show. After Bala Joban, traders imported Indian movie memorabilia that came with the promotion of the movies and East Indians purchased them because it was an opportunity to identify with India and things Indian. It is noteworthy that many Christian East Indians also wore traditional Indian outfits as a mark of Indian identity since it was not seen as a religious icon. Local East Indian women did not wear the sari in public before the advent of Bala Joban. A dance drama such as Raja Harischandra could last for hours. From being in the audience looking on at Indian movies and forging their identity in the process, they were now watching themselves on the silver screen where before they had seen their Indian counterparts. Within the last decade or so Indian movies have prompted the production of local stage dramas based on Indian movies or been influenced by Indian movies using local actors and actresses, local music, props and other local inputs.

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For the hosts and all present, this was a show of identity, of presenting a form of entertainment that was inherently Indian in origin. Local filmi dances choreographed by local dancers in Trinidad were unique to Trinidad culture since in India when a dance was performed it usually told a story. Certain utensils such as the tharia and lotah, formerly regular eating utensils, as were seen in Indian movies, eventually became associated only with pooja and religious occasions.

The play seemed to have successfully tapped into surviving memories of East Indian songs of the s and s by linking the play to filmi songs that were popular with cinema audiences of that period. However, many of its proponents preferred to perform in concert-type atmospheres in enclosed surroundings as opposed fqmily other local dances, which were performed iuchursingh open-air settings and concert halls.

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Included among the jewelry worn on those occasions were anklets, bracelets on the spisodes, jewelry on the nose, various headpieces, chest pieces and earrings. An example of how the filmi songs were used in the play was revealed in a scene when the daughter was leaving her parents’ home after the marriage ceremony and the song Janewale dulahin The Bride is Leaving from the movie Beti Bete was played in the epusodes to a tear-filled scene on stage.

Narine who was an eyewitness to the event related this incident. For instance, employees both East Indians and non-East Indians at major episodws such as First Citizens Bank, Scotia Bank, Royal Bank and Republic Bank wore Indian outfits to work before the national holidays while Members of Parliament, both East Indian and non-East Indian donned their finest traditional Indian outfits on the last sitting of parliament before the public holiday.

This movie was scripted by Freddie Kissoon and produced by an Indian national in Trinidad, Harbance Kumar, who originally came to Trinidad to distribute Indian movies in the region. Soon Champa Devi appeared on the scene and she too was a big hit with film song dances. Recently most of the lyrics in chutney songs have changed from Hindi to English giving it greater appeal to the younger kuvhursingh yet retaining an Indian slant to the music.

When questioned about the outfits that they wore some of the girls were quick to identify their outfits as a Kajol outfit or a Rekha outfit while the boys identified their famjly as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Hritik Roshan outfits.

This black dot was made episoses kajal, a black paste usually made on Divali night from the soot of the burning deeya collected fxmily a spoon or other receptacle. Remember me on this computer.

However, these dances were limited to a form of play or dance drama performed by men only. However, most people preferred to see the filmi dances because of their catchy music and fast rhythms. Kuchursing to main content. Many local East Indian women, when planning a Hindu wedding, viewed Indian films to acquaint themselves with wedding outfits and decorations used at Hindu weddings.

It became the norm of cultural expression and kjchursingh interaction for many of them and an opportunity to present a different face, an Indian face to the public.

Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings. As time went by, many East Indians began wearing westernized clothing and certain aspects of East Indian clothing eventually became associated with particular events in the life of East Indians here. Craik 4suggested that by the way we use or wear our bodies to present ourselves to our social environment, we also map out our codes of conduct and send messages to our audience in terms of who we are and our identity.

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They had distinctive traditions, customs and dialects and were placed within the colonial social structure of Trinidad’s post -emancipation society. Those songs were regularly played on local radio stations and many East Indians who heard the songs and never knew that they came from damily locally made movie mistook them for Indian film songs. Kuchursijgh In Sign Up. However, many East Indians, even some who were converted to Presbyterianism, continued to wear Indian outfits to East Indian events.

A similar production entitled Dekh Tamasha Amidst Confusion was also kuchurisngh to audiences nationwide in However, despite the fact that bythe Trinidad and Tobago film industry consisted of twelve production companies, thirty -three companies offering production support services and nine television stations, very little was done in terms of the promotion of the local film industry and Bollywood co-productions.

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This effort was later joined by Prof. Members of the audience were seen singing along with the song at its presentation at the Divali Nagar in Kuchursinfh more on WIPO see: Chutney dancing and singing have become quite popular within the last decade and can be found at cooking nights, birthday parties, special events, Indian Arrival Day functions and its own special chutney events.

From being in the audience looking on at Indian movies and forging their identity in the process, they were now watching themselves on the silver screen where before they had seen their Indian counterparts. In addition, there were several national chutney competitions held at various times of the year, even at Carnival time — National Carnival Chutney Soca Monarch Competition when chutney episodfs was on display as an accompaniment to Chutney singers.

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Stone1 Stryker2 and Goffman3 share similar views that dress as a medium of communication bears a direct relationship to identity and assumed a symbolic interactionist relationship therewith. She was adorned in her finest Indian jewelry and obviously thought that she was well dressed as she entered the concert hall where several Indians from India were ouchursingh seated.

When they were brought to Trinidad, they were performed for the benefit of the average person, unlike in India. The Natya Shastra is an ancient Indian treatise on ukchursingh performing arts, encompassing theatre, dance and music. In addition, classical dances or adulterated entertainment versions of them were popularized in Indian movies shown in Trinidad.