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Menaka PP Bora invited by British Museum

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 1 - Dr Menaka PP Bora, a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar and Dalmia Bharat�s Young Achiever Award, has been invited by the British Museum in London to deliver a lecture and performance series in March on the famous Vrindavani Vastra of Assam, now preserved in the British Museum.

To showcase the rich cultural heritage of Assam, Dr Bora will promote Assamese art as a global brand for international audiences and museum goers in London and Oxford through her dance performances, film screenings, media appearances and talk shows.

Dr Bora is the first Indian affiliated artist at the Oxford University from October 2015. In her inauguration performance on March 26 at the new Weston Library of Oxford University, she will promote Assam and the preservation of Assamese literary heritage at Oxford University. She has also been selected by BBC TV to telecast her dance performances at the British Museum and Oxford University.

Dr Bora has been a cultural ambassador of Assam and India through her global dance tours, including a recent tour to Australia and New Zealand with artistes from the Barpeta Sattra.

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