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Mathurs in various regions of northern India tended to secure ground in music rather than in the art of dance; this could be owing to the fact that in the earlier days of modest India, perhaps the female etiquette disallowed public performance involving any exposure of the body. However, in Rajasthan, due to the cultural influence of folk dance, so prevalent in the entire environment, Mathurs adapted the dance form very gracefully and trained their daughters and bahus accordingly, to be able to participate in family festive events. Kathak, the north Indian form of dance, a Moghul influenced offshoot of Bharatnatyam which is less rigorous, seems to have become more popular and easily acceptable in our community.