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Fun week immersed yet again in history, yet again Shanghai but where the city is a sidelight in the greater adventures of a trained Russian ballet dancer who toured the Paris of the East with his wife in 1930s and made a living for sometime dancing in clubs including Paramount Ballroom where Joe Farren was its manager. One remarkable man and his delightful journey in the east from Bombay to Kathmandu with a stopover in Shanghai.

 

I published on his fascinating life on academia.edu. Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2PXHoyt

 

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