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Set in the ancient kingdom of Golconda during the 16th century, Bhagmati is a true story of love and intrigue told through Kuchipudi. The story depicts the love between Muslim prince Quli Qutb Shah and Bhagmati, a beautiful Hindu temple dancer. The young couple is confronted at every turn by judgment, conflict, and jealousy, and struggles to overcome the barriers of religion and social status to be together.  Their struggle is remembered and celebrated even now, 400 years later, and has become an integral part of the history of Hyderabad, India.Kalanidhi Dance premiered Bhagmati in 2009 in Washington, D.C.


Kishore Mosalikanti and Anuradha Nehru



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