Question

The kathaks were originally a caste of _________ in temples of north India, who embellished their performances with gestures and songs.

A

Sculptors

B

Story-tellers

C

Gate keepers

D

Carpenters

Medium

Solution

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B

Story-tellers

Kathak is a dance form associated with North india. The term kathak is derived from katha, a word used in Sanskrit and other languages for story. The kathaks were originally a caste of story-tellers in temples of north India, who embellished their performances with gestures and songs. Kathak began evolving into a distinct mode of dance in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with the spread of the bhakti movement.

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