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1 A Companion to Indian Music & Dance

S.C. Banerji

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-240-4 / 9788170302407, New, 

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2 A Glossary of Natya Sastra

Naresh Gupta

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-394-X / 9788170303947, New, 

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3 Approach to Bharathanatyam

Dr S. Bhagyalekshmy

CBH Publications, Trivandrum, India, 1998, 81-85381-18-6 / 9788185381183, Second Revised Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 20 Cm 
Printed Pages: 213. 026129

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4 Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage: At Home in the World (Performing Arts Series: Vol. X)

Janet O'Shea; Farley P. Richmond (General Editor); Ashok Monga (Joint General Editor)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2009, 8120833627 / 9788120833623, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
One of the most popular and widely performed dance styles in India and around the world, bharata natyam has made the transition from its beginnings in the temples and courts of southern India to a highly respected international dance practice. In this study of a classical dance form, author Janet O'Shea tracks the choreographic transformations that accompanied the transfer of bharata natyam to the urban concert stage in the 1930s and 1940s. At Home in the World situates these changes within the political debates of their time and ties the concerns of this period to present- day practice. The history of this dance is also a history of India itself, and readers can trace various national struggles over gender identity, regionalism, and globalism through O'Shea's narrative. With over 250 teachers in the United States alone, bharata natyam offers a remarkable case study of how a traditional art form moves into the world. Printed Pages: 222. 031412

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5 Bharatanatyam: How to...

Jayalakshmi Eshwar

B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, India, 2002, 81-7646-235-7 / 9788176462358, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 27 Cms 
Printed Pages: 360 with 40 colour and over 1400 b/w photographs. 023588

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6 Christianity in Indian Dance Forms

F. Barboza

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-249-8 / 9788170302490, New, 

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7 Christianity in Indian Dance Forms

Francis Peter Barboza

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-249-8 / 9788170302490, New, 

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8 Classical Dances and Costumes of India: with an introduction by Ram Gopal

Kay Ambrose (Author), Ram Gopal (Intro.) & Arnold Haskell (Frwd)

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2015, 8121512425 / 9788121512428, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
The Classical Dances and Costumes of India by Kay Ambrose steers clear of the twin evils of writing; the learned writing for the learned and the dilettante writing for others of his class. It treats the four classical schools of Indian dance-Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kathak and Manipuri-with understanding and objectivity. The reader is provided with a sketch of Indian mythology and music before he is exposed to the dances proper, which are presented in such a manner that none will experience any difficulty in learning the divine and mundane aspects of these schools of dance. The chapter on the costumes of India gives not only the idea of the correct costumes of the particular schools of dance but also of the endless variety and rich colour of Indian costumes. In addition to classical dances, the reader is given a taste of Indian folk dances and dances of Ceylon. The technical sketches more than supplement the text. The reader will not only be able to understand the various dance styles but recognize them while witnessing public performances. A few, if they try hard, may be able even to demonstrate authentic dance styles. Clarity and economy of expression coupled with accuracy of illustration are the hallmarks of this book which no dance-lover should miss. Printed Pages: 100 with 53 illustrations, photographs and line drawings. 038129

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Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and Dance, Nita Mathur
9 Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and Dance

Nita Mathur

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2002, 81-215-0993-9 / 9788121509930, First Edition, Hardbound, New, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Art is a vital component of culture in a generic sense and of being cultured in a specific sense. This book identifies the interplay between dance and lifestyle in the specific context of Tamil Brahmin culture. It sets out an agenda which raises fundamental issues concerning cultural construction of identity in the matrix of symbolic configurations, experience and expression of emotions, rituals, dance and life philosophy. The rhythms of Tamil Brahmin culture integrate creativity, self-expression and collective identity in various processes of life at one level and merge with the universal rhythm of cosmic order at the other. The concern is with appreciating cultural rhythms that run as an undercurrent throughout the book. The major contribution of this work is in evolving multidisciplinary research methodologies and models for the study of art in living and art of living in a culture. Printed Pages: 232 with 22 4-colour illustrations, 55 line drawings and 2 maps. 000358

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10 Dance Drama in Theory and Practice, Vol. I

S. Ramaratnam

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2015, 8121512581 / 9788121512589, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Dance Drama in Theory and Practice is a documentation of nearly a hundred years of growth and development of a precious art-form that developed in south India, more particularly in Tamil Nadu. The origin of Dance Drama may be traced to the Sanskrit Drama which is firmly grounded in lyrics and music. Texts like Natyasastra and Abhinayadarpana are the basis for both Dance and Drama. Dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kudiyattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yaksagana and Bhagavatamela, as also Bhajana tradition, Harikatha, and some of the folk traditions too might have contributed to the development of Dance Drama. The book consists twelve chapters, in which the first two chapters are introductory by nature. The dance dramas of some of the important dance schools are discussed till the eighth chapter. The contributions of some of the senior artistes in the field are acknowledged in the ninth chapter. Artistes of the younger generation who have come to the fore in the twenty-first century and their presentations are analysed in the next chapter. There are also some new trends in the present-day dance dramas which are discussed in the penultimate chapter. In the last chapter, some pointers to the future are highlighted. The book is well-served by illustrations, pictures, and drawings. Printed Pages: 401 with 125 colour and 17 b/w illustrations. 038128

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11 Dance Matters: Performing India

Pallabi Chakravorty and Nilanjana Gupta (eds)

Routledge, London, UK, 2010, 041555375X / 9780415553759, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 160 x 235 Mm 

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12 Dancing Divinities in Indian Art

Sucharita Khanna

Sharada Publishing House, Delhi, India, 1999, 81-85616-50-7 / 9788185616506, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 192 with 134 b/w photos. 032232

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13 Dancing to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art

Jim Masselos, Jackie Menzies, and Pratapaditya Pal; Edited By Pratapaditya Pal

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1997, 0-7313-0428-4 / 9780731304288, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 24.5 x 28.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 311 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 036488

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14 Dattilam

Mukund Lath

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120805860 / 9788120805866, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 254. 033483

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15 Glossary of Natya Sastra

Naresh Gupta

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-394-X / 9788170303947, New, 

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16 Hand Gestures of Hasthalakshanadeepika in Mohiniyattam (through illustrations and notations)

Nirmala Paniker

Natana Kairali, Kerala, India, 2007, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 304 with numerous colour illustrations and line diagrams. 036686

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Indian Entertainment, R.N. Saletore
17 Indian Entertainment

R.N. Saletore

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1985, 81-215-0026-5 / 9788121500265, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
This book furnishes probably for the first time a full and racy account of the entire spectrum of Indian entertainment from the angles of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. This scrutiny is based on original and secondary sources, epigraphy, archaeology, numismatics and tradition, to render it authentic and acceptable to scholars and the general public. In this examination of Indian Entertainment, modern games like cricket and so forth are excluded because they are not intrinsically Indian and hence outside the purview of this study. Early concepts of Indian Entertainment are first discussed and followed up by an analysis of open air sports, indoor games, sadistic delights, aesthetic pleasures and erotic devices, the games and practices, which provided diversion to generation in India, are not merely narrated but whenever possible examined cogently. As far as practicable chronology, invariably from original sources, is utilized for the stable foundation of the facts cited and the data presented. The evidence of foreign witnesses is also harnessed, not that it can be entirely relied upon, as it is often recorded gossip but it reveals how outsiders viewed our usages from their view-points often prejudiced and unreliable. Corroboration and documentation have been utilised to arrive at reasonable conclusions. Some illustrations are included as they are authentic and contemporary, to enhance the value of this study. Printed Pages: 334 with 11 b/w illustrations. 020060

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18 Indian Theatre and Dance Traditions

Shovana Narayan

Harman Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-86622-61-6 / 9788186622612, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 26 Cm 
Printed Pages: 172 with 36 colour plates. 024818

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Introduction to Bharata's Natyasastra, Adya Rangacharya
19 Introduction to Bharata's Natyasastra

Adya Rangacharya

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2011, 8121508290 / 9788121508292, Reprint, Hardcover, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Bharata's Natyasastra, the earliest treatise on dramatics, is, even today, the origin of our dramatic tradition. Besides being the most important study of dramatics, it is also the most comprehensive. The all-inclusive quality, however, creates problems for the reader who has to go through a great deal of unnecessary information. In his Introduction to Bharata's Natyasastra, the author has culled all information essential and relevant to drama, eliminating the superfluous. Eschewing attempt to provide any kind of a scholarly or original interpretation of Bharata's views, the author has focused on giving the reader a connected account of the study of dramatics using modern terminology. The purpose is to introduce those interested in drama to Bharata's wisdom and to throw light on the state of dramatics in ancient India. Written in a simple and lucid style, the author takes the reader through topics like theatre houses, the stage and stage-craft, play-construction and the rasa theory. All lovers of drama are sure to find this book both useful and absorbing. Printed Pages: 94. 015046

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20 Kathaka: The Tradition. Fusion and Diffusion

Ranjana Srivastava

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2008, 8124604738 / 9788124604731, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 288 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 024128

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21 Kathakali, Kutiyattam and Other Performing Arts: Fifty Years of Theatrical Exploration

G. Venu

Natana Kairali, Kerala, India, 2005, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 229 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 014883

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22 Kathakali: The Art of the Non-worldly

D. Appukuttan Nair and K. Ayyappa Paniker (eds)

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2009, 818502622X / 9788185026220, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms Pankaj Shah 
Printed Pages: 216 with 166 illustrations. 013471

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23 Kathakali: The Dance-Theatre

Kalamandalam Govindan Kutty

The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India, 2004, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 66 with colour and b/w illustrations. 021414

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24 Knowledge Tradition Text: Approaches to Bharata's Natyasastra

(Ed.) Amrit Srinivasan; Preface By Girish Karnad

Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-7871-124-9 / 9788178711249, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 22.5 Cms x 14.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 190. 035900

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25 Kutiyattam: The Heritage Theatre of India

Sudha Gopalakrishnan

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8189738828 / 9788189738822, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Kutiyattam: The Heritage Theatre of India, is the first major book on this vibrant theatre tradition that existed in India from the times of the Natya Sastra. It traces the history and evolution of Kutiyattam through different ages, its aesthetics and theatre grammar as well as the challenges in its transmission to a new generation of artists and viewers. Kutiyattam is widely acknowledged as the only living link to India’s ancient theatrical tradition. While its origins are hazy, it is said to have an unbroken history of around two thousand years, combining old Sankrit theatre with the regional forms of Kerala. It has its own distinctive theatrical conventions and improvisations, with highly sophisticated facial expressions and a fluent vocabulary of gestures. Kutiyattam elaborates action by extending the performance score to heights of imaginative fancy. Ever since it ventured outside Kerala’s temple-theatres in the 1950s, it has been appreciated by a wider circle of connoisseurs, and challenged by shifting systems of patronage. This book discusses the theory and practice of the art form and aims to introduce Kutiyattam to a larger readership. It includes the translation of the performance manual of ‘Asokavanikanakam? from Saktibhadra’s play Ascharyachudamani, as an illustrative example. Printed Pages: 196 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations 036623

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26 Master of Arts: A Life in Dance

Tulsi Badrinath

Hachette India, Gurgaon, India, 2013, 9789350095843, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5cm 
Male dancers provoke extreme reactions Who wants to watch hairy sweaty men dance half-naked? or Oh, they are so effeminate. Must be gay! or They would not find a job anywhere, thats why they have come to this field. The author, who learnt dance at a very young age, could never reconcile this prejudice with the dignified image of her handsome guru Dhananjayan, recognized as a manly and powerful Bharatanatyam dancer. Curious about the boys from low-income families who followed their heart and dedicated themselves to dance, in a field where money and fame are not always guaranteed, the author presents their struggles to make their mark in this field. Weaving the story around her guru, and recounting the romantic story of how Dhananjayan met his wife Shanta, it considers whether his success depended on his being one half of a dancing couple. It also narrates the stories of many other male dancers like Navtej, Satyajit Dhananjayan and Anand, each of whom brought their unique perspective to this dance Printed Pages: 286. 037809

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27 Meeting Lives

Tulsi Badrinath

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8189738380 / 9788189738389, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 6 x 9 Inches 
Printed Pages: 244. 024852

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28 Mohini Attam: The Lyrical Dance

Dr. Kanak Rele

Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Bombay, India, 2013, 9789351268314, Second Revised Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 20 x 26.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 377. 037982

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29 Movement and Mimesis: The Idea of Dance in the Sanskritic Tradition

Mandakranta Bose

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-246-0421-5 / 9788124604212, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 345. 019464

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30 Movement and Mimesis: The Idea of Dance in the Sanskritic Tradition

Mandrakranta Bose

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-246-0421-5 / 9788124604212, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 344. 027296

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31 Nadagama: The First Sri Lankan Theatre

M.H. Goonatileka

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-076-2 / 9788170300762, New, 

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32 Natyasastra

A Board of Scholars (trs)

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-143-3, New, 

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33 Natyasastra (A Treatise on Ancient Indian Dramaturgy and Histrionics) Ascribed to Bharata-muni, 2 Vols.

Manomohan Ghosh

Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, Varanasi, India, 2002, 81-7080-079-X / 9788170800798, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 17 x 26 Cm 
Set of 2 vols. 027684

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34 Natyasastra of Bharatamuni: Text, Commentary of Abhinava Bharati By Abhinavaguptacarya and English translation, 4 Vols.

M.M. Ghosh (English translation); edited with Introduction and Index By Prof. Pushpendra Kumar

New Bharatiya Book Corporation, Delhi, India, 2009, 81-8315-044-6 / 9788183150446, Second Revised and Enlarged Edition, Hardcover with Slipcase, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Set of 4 vols. 027972

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35 Nayika Bheda in Kathak: Abhinava Grantha Mala: Dvitiya Puspa

Chetana Jyotishi

Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi, India, 2009, 8173200777 / 9788173200779, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed pages: 252 with numerous colour illustrations. 025502

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36 Odissi (Dances of India Series)

Sharon Lowen; Series Editor: Alka Raghuvanshi

Wisdom Tree, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-86685-16-2 / 9788186685167, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 16 Cms x 16 Cms Avinash Pasricha 
This overview of the classical dance of Orissa spans its historical development from the 2nd century B.C. It traverses through the feminine temple dance tradition, the medieval spreading of spiritual conciousness, through the bhakti inspired dance of young boys in the gotipua tradition. And most importantly, its revival in the 20th century as part of India's reclamation of national identity. The repertoire, training and technique of today's Odissi is explained with a clarity that students of dance and aficionados of Indian performing arts will find of great value in understanding this lyrical art form. Printed Pages: 101 with numerous colour illustrations. 023422

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37 Palas of Srikavikarna (Text and English Translation), 4 vols.

Bisnuprada Panda (trs); Kapila Vatsyayan (Gen. Ed.)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120809580 / 9788120809581, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Set of 4 vols. 030776

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38 Performing for Tourists: Redefining Performances, Performers and Audiences

Shiva Rijal

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2010, 8124605432 / 9788124605431, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 203 with numerous colour illustrations. 031297

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39 Puppetry and Lesser Known Dance Traditions of Kerala

G. Venu; with an Afterword By Dr Mulk Raj Anand

Natana Kairali, Kerala, India, 1990, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 14.5 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 162 with numerous b/w illustrations. 013353

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40 Re-scribing Tradition: Modernisation of South Indian Dance Drama

Guru Rao Bapat

Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Association Anthropological Survey of India, Shimla, India, 2012, 8179860930 / 9788179860939, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 18.5 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 154. 037859

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41 Rethinking Odissi

Dinanath Pathy

Harman Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-86622-88-8 / 9788186622889, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 371 with numerous b/w illustrations. 021266

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42 Songs of Tagore

Aruna Chakravarti (Tr.) & Sunil Gangopadhyay (Frwd)

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2012, 9789381523490, First Edition, Paperback, New, 22 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 144. 037633

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43 Speaking of Dance: The Indian Critique (New Vistas in Indian Performing Arts Series: No. 3)

Mandrakranta Bose

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2001, 81-246-0172-0 / 9788124601723, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 156 with 17 colour and 8 b/w illustrations. 027298

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44 Tagore's Mystique of Dance

Utpal K. Banerjee

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8189738968 / 9788189738969, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 260 with numerous colour illustrations 036602

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45 Tandava Laksanam or the Fundamentals of Ancient Hindu Dancing

B.V. Narayanaswami Naidu, P. Srinivasulu Naidu and O.V. Rangayya Pantulu

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2015, 8121502268 / 9788121502269, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Tandava Laksanam or The Fundamentals of Ancient Hindu Dancing being a translation into English of the Fourth Chapter of Natya Sastra of Bharata, with a Glossary of the Technical Dance Terms compiled from the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Chapters of the same work, illustrated with Original Photographs of the Sculptured Dance Poses in the Great Temple of Siva Nataraja at Cidambaram, and containing special Appendices of Aesthetic and Archaeological Interest. Printed Pages: 202 with 184 b/w illustrations. 038127

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46 Tantra Mantra Yantra in Dance: An Exposition of Kathaka

Ranjana Srivastava

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-246-0268-9 / 9788124602683, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 160 with numerous colour and b/w plates. 032945

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47 Teyyam: A Divine Dance Tradition of Kerala

V. Jayarajan; General Editor: Kishor K. Basa

Pratibha Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2008, 9788177021877, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 182 with maps and colour illustrations. 024424

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The Art of Kathakali, Avinash C. Pandeya
48 The Art of Kathakali

Avinash C. Pandeya

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1999, 81-215-0898-3 / 9788121508988, Reprint, Hardbound, New, New, 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Kathakali literally meaning "story-dance" is the pantomimic dance-drama of Malabar comparable to a great extent with the European ballet in the West with an additional advantage of having rich gestural code necessary to convey the theatrical pleasures to the spectator. This book is a detailed analysis of the dance and art of Kathakali, its origin, technique, the costume, make-up and the gestural code, with a separate chapter on "Evolution of Kerela's Art" by Krishna Chaitanya. This edition has been completely revised and enlarged and contains new set of illustrations to further facilitate understanding and appreciation of the Art. Printed Pages: 252 with b/w illustrations. 000292

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The Dance of Shiva: Fourteen Indian essays with preface and introduction by Romain Rolland, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
49 The Dance of Shiva: Fourteen Indian essays with preface and introduction by Romain Rolland

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2008, 8121501539 / 9788121501538, Ninth Impression, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
The collection of essays by Ananda Coomaraswamy on Indian art and culture and other themes, published under the title The Dance of Shiva reflect the many-sided genius of this great savant. The fourteen essays in this collection critically deal with aspects of Indian ethos, art and aesthetics, philosophy, music and Indian women besides essays on Indian and Western and ancient and contemporary themes. Coomaraswamy's discussion on these wide-ranging themes with his mastery of the original source material bear the stamp of his understanding and thorough analysis. In the essay 'What has India contributed', Coomaraswamy has discussed the application of Brahmanical religious philosophy to the problems of sociology. In his words: 'the essential contribution of India is her Indianness.' He aptly sums up the fundamental quality of Indian music when he says that Indian music is essentially impersonal and a purely melodic art with elaborate grace. His essays 'Indian images with many arms' is an answer to the critics of Indian art wherein he has tried to show that what appears bizarre to an Occidental mind is because of lack of familiarity with Indian art traditions and not a sincere attempt to evaluate the works of art on own merits. His thoughts on diverse theme like 'Intellectual fraternity', Cosmopolitan view of Nietzsche', 'Young India' and 'Individuality, autonomy and function' show his awareness to contemporary situation and ideas. The present collection of essays epitomizes Coomaraswamy's greatness and should prove to be of sustained interest and permanent value to all interested in understanding of Indian art and ethos. Printed Pages: 196 with 34 illustrations. 013159

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50 The Dance Vocabulary of Classical India

Mandrakanta Bose

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-439-3 / 9788170304395, New, 

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