Sonal Mansingh : ‘So-called secular governments harassed me

While the debate over ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘censorship’ continues in India with many writers, painters and artists accusing the present government of creating an atmosphere of intimidation, classical danseuse Sonal Mansingh has called the entire discourse a piece of nonsense.

Sonal Mansingh (born Apr 30, 1944) is an Indian classical dancer and Guru Bharatanatyam and Odissi dancing style; who is also proficient in other Indian classical dancing styles.

In an interview with Born of Web, the Padma Vibhushan awardee recalled how she was hounded for decades by the communists and other political outfits for not confirming to their ideas.

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