Sitara Devi can be credited for shifting public opinion in
favour of Kathak by perhaps being the first Brahmin woman to perform
in public in the 1930s.

What Made Sitara Devi Become The First Brahmin Woman To Perform Kathak On Stage In The 1930s?

Sitara Devi could not only effortlessly depict the deep affection Kaushalya felt for her son Rama but also perfectly illustrate the fury of Shiva through ‘tandava’. She is no more with us but she will always be remembered as the fearless Kathak dancer who took the dance form to new heights. Here Padma Shri awardee Shovana Narayanan shares her memories of the legend.