Mary Louise Lightfoot


Louise Lightfoot was my Aunt. My book incorporates her original writing, especially covering the period from 1937 to 1947 in India, set in the context of her life and times.
Across several genres, my book has a unique angle—it is also, in part, my story of finding her story.
Like my Aunt, I lived and worked many years in India, though in completely different fields to dancing, and I unwittingly followed in her footsteps decades later.
I now live in coastal south-east New South Wales, Australia.


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Lightfoot Dancing: An Australian-Indian Affair
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 137,920. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
With echoes of 'Heat and Dust' the author goes in search of her Aunt Louise’s life in British-Raj India. The love affair she finds is a deep enduring connection with Indian classical dance, and how Louise Lightfoot led a romantic, remarkable and truly independent life to promote Indian dance world-wide. A true story, it is part biography, part dance history, part inter-generational memoir.

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