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The Sterling Book of INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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India’s rich cultural legacy has been founded on the abiding faith of the Indians in the divine power, whose worship had found expression through dance. ‘Bhakti’ or devotion was the underlying essence of the various dance forms that developed in India. Indian Classical Dances is a unique presentation of the eight classical dance styles – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Sattriya, through a concise portrayal of the background of each dance form, the salient features, format of presentation, music and costume. The simplistic approach of the narration coupled with the unique collection of photographs, will enable the lay reader to visualise, comprehend and appreciate the diverse dance forms of India.

The Natyasastra

The Natyasastra Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manomohan Chosh
Editor: Рипол Классик
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The Natyasastra. Ascribed to Bharata Muni. Volume 1 (Chapters I-XXVII).

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance

A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roxanne Kamayani Gupta
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance by Roxanne Kamayani Gupta Summary

The yoga and classical dance traditions of India have been inextricably entwined for millennia. The exacting hand gestures, postures and movements of Indian classical dance can only be achieved through yogic concentration. Conversely, the esthetics, symmetry, and dynamism of dance enhance the practice of yoga. These two traditions, so complementary and essential to one another, are united and explicated for the first time in A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance. Twenty-five years ago Roxanne Kamayani Gupta embarked on a journey of dance and yoga, yearning to unlock their mysteries and discover their common origins. As a twenty-year-old student from America she was miraculously and mysteriously absorbed into Indian culture, became a Hindu, and began an odyssey so unusual and unique that the reader will be enchanted by its telling. Choosing the path of the dancer, Roxanne Gupta accomplished what no Western woman had done before: being accepted and trained by Indian masters and then performing in the Indian classical traditions--from the palaces of maharajas to the arts festivals of Europe and America--while at the same time achieving a doctorate in the anthropology of religion and being initiated into a number of yogic traditions. Having mastered the classical form of Kuchipudi dance and studied with teachers of the hatha and kriya yoga traditions, she brings together these two great streams of consciousness and practice. In this tantric approach to yoga and dance, expressed through the body and through a yoga of emotions, we see the traditions embodied in a manner that embraces the totality of the human experience. The result is the dance of the yogini, the sacred feminine initiatress who dances with one foot in nature and the other in the realm of the gods. With extensive photographs of innovative yoga routines, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta distills her experience into techniques for yogic study certain to assist students of all levels to achieve a dynamic, beautiful, and graceful practice.

India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret E. Walker
Editor: Routledge
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India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective by Margaret E. Walker Summary

Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas danced and told stories in temples. The dance's repertoire and movement vocabulary, however, tell a different story of syncretic origins and hybrid history - it is a dance that is both Muslim and Hindu, both devotional and entertaining, and both male and female. Kathak's multiple roots can be found in rural theatre, embodied rhythmic repertoire, and courtesan performance practice, and its history is inextricable from the history of empire, colonialism, and independence in India. Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, Margaret Walker undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts and practices, and postcolonial cultural reclamation. The account that emerges places kathak and the Kathaks firmly into the living context of North Indian performing arts.

Dance Matters

Dance Matters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pallabi Chakravorty,Nilanjana Gupta
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136516131
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Dance Matters by Pallabi Chakravorty,Nilanjana Gupta Summary

This volume presents a multidisciplinary perspective on dance scholarship and practice as they have evolved in India and its diaspora, outlining how dance histories have been written and re-written, how aesthetic and pedagogical conventions have changed and are changing, and how politico-economic shifts have shaped Indian dance and its negotiation with modernity.. Written by eminent and emergent scholars and practitioners of Indian dance, the articles make dance a foundational socio-cultural and aesthetic phenomena that reflects and impacts upon various cultural intercourses -- from art and architecture to popular culture, and social justice issues. They also highlight the interplay of various frameworks: global, national, and local/indigenous for studying these diverse performance contexts, using dance as a critical lens to analyse current debates on nationalism, transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and postcolonial politics. At the performace level, some articles question the accepted divisions of Indian dance (‘classical’, ‘folk’, and ‘popular’) and critique the dominant values associated with classical dance forms. Finally, the book brings together both experiential and objective dimensions of bodily knowledge through dance.

The Glimpse of Indian Classical Dance

The Glimpse of Indian Classical Dance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shubhada Varadkar
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The Glimpse of Indian Classical Dance by Shubhada Varadkar Summary

About the book: In India there are several dance forms in vogue and among them seven dance forms Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, and Odissi which are recognize by the majority of scholars and art lovers as classical dance forms. Each of these seven classical dances has a tradition of several thousand years. These seven dance forms have established themselves as classical dance on the basis of historical background, purity, technical complexities, and maturity. Each of the classical style come from a specific region of India and is governed by certain rules. These rules are applied either consciously or instinctively and are governed by Bharat Muni’s “Natyashastra.” These dances are performed adopting specific music.

Contemporary Indian Dance

Contemporary Indian Dance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Katrak
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230321801
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Contemporary Indian Dance by K. Katrak Summary

Through discussion of a dazzling array of artists in India and the diaspora, this book delineates a new language of dance on the global stage. Myriad movement vocabularies intersect the dancers' creative landscape, while cutting-edge creative choreography parodies gender and cultural stereotypes, and represents social issues.

A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Padma Venkatraman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158261
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A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman Summary

Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

Women of India

Women of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harshida Pandit
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351869922
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Women of India by Harshida Pandit Summary

The status and position of Indian women have undergone many changes since the high status they enjoyed in the Vedic era yielded to forced suicide during the dark ages, female infanticide, purdah, child marriages and the denial of property and political rights. This book, first published in 1985, provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography to hose years, and the years that followed of the relentless liberation struggle by women on the socio-political and legal fronts.

A Companion to the Anthropology of India

A Companion to the Anthropology of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabelle Clark-Decès
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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A Companion to the Anthropology of India by Isabelle Clark-Decès Summary

A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India’s globalization in the twenty-first century. Provides readers with an important new introduction to the anthropology of India Explores the larger global issues that have transformed India since the end of colonization, including demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and religious issues Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics such as population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law Represents an authoritative guide for professional social and cultural anthropologists, and South Asian specialists, and an accessible reference work for students engaged in the analysis of India’s modern transformation

Architecture & Culture of India

Architecture & Culture of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rajesh Sharma
Editor: RajRAS
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Architecture & Culture of India by Rajesh Sharma Summary

Book on developments in Structural Architecture in India from Indus Valley Civilization to Colonial times. The books also covers various aspects of culture of India including painting art, classical music, music instruments, folk dances & theatres, puppets of India. The book has been designed for aspirants preparing for UPSC, RAS and other competitive examination and hence, presents information in succinct manner.

Louise Lightfoot in Search of India

Louise Lightfoot in Search of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louise Lightfoot
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443892580
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Louise Lightfoot in Search of India by Louise Lightfoot Summary

Today, Indian dance in Australia is represented by professional dance artists, companies, schools, and amateur community groups. They have, over the years, performed both traditional classical works as well as Bollywood pieces, and participated in various dance and cultural festivals organised throughout Australia. Louise Lightfoot, an Australian architect turned ballet teacher, is credited with successfully promoting a range of Indian classical dance forms. Lightfoot as a dedicated impresario for Ananda Shivaram, Rajkumar Priyagopal Singh, and Ibetombi Devi, urged Australian audiences not to see Indian dance as just an ancient, mysterious, and spiritual art form, but try to truly understand the value of this complex art of Indian dance and culture in order to strengthen cultural bonds. This book brings together Lightfoot’s thirty-three essays, reflecting her broader worldview as a dancer, choreographer, and impresario. Louise’s essays segue into each other and echo her various encounters with India and its diverse cultural conditions, beliefs and philosophies.

Martial and Healing Traditions of India

Martial and Healing Traditions of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael DeMarco
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Martial and Healing Traditions of India by Michael DeMarco Summary

During the more than two decades publishing the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, we were fortunate to have Dr. Phillip Zarrilli on our Editorial Board. Internationally known for training actors through an infusion of Asian martial arts and yoga elements, he was a devoted teacher and theatre director/ performer. When he went to India at age 29 to study Kathakali dance, he was sidetracked after becoming captivated by kalaripayattu — the Indian martial art he studied in Kerala State. He eventually became the leading Western scholar who focused on martial arts and healing practice in south India. Just as we are finishing the preparation of this special anthology for publication, we learn that Dr. Zarrilli passed away on March 9, 2020. This work contains four of Dr. Zarrilli’s articles previously published in our journal. These are highly significant for anyone interested in Indian martial traditions and are of great value for comparative studies with other Asian martial arts. Dr. Zarrilli’s material here focuses on the combat arts of kalaripayattu and varma ati, and associated healing arts that encompass massage and herbal modalities. Those familiar with Far Eastern martial arts will find Dr. Zarrilli’s thorough presentation of vital spots and energy channels congruent with the theory and practices of acupuncture and the knowledge of energy meridians. Dr. Sara Schneider shares her experience studying kalaripayattu in Kerala as an American single female in a foreign culture. Her observations as a scholar are insightful. Although not recorded in her writing, it would be equally insightful to obtain the views of how the native guru, his family and students perceived her presence as a foreign academic researcher and martial art practitioner. Two more chapters broaden the coverage. Khilton Nongmaithem and Dainis Jirgensons present the martial art of Thang-Ta (“sword-spear”) as practiced in the northeastern state of Manipur. Their work also hints at the great depth and breadth of Indian martial traditions. Music and dance are natural companions with martial traditions. By looking at these art forms, Dr. Bandana Mukhopadhyay’s chapter brings out some essential elements that accompany the culture of warfare in India. We hope you will enjoy reading this special anthology — dedicated to Dr. Phillip Zarrilli.

Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema

Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashish Rajadhyaksha,Paul Willemen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135943184
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Art, Culture and Heritage of India

Art, Culture and Heritage of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R P Meena
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Art, Culture and Heritage of India by R P Meena Summary

Art and Culture of India: Useful for UPSC Civil Services and State Public Service Commission and other competitive examinations Meant for aspirants of UPSC & State PSC Civil Services Preliminary and Main Examination, this book covers the syllabus of Indian Art, Heritage and Culture for General Studies Paper I. A wide ranged knowledge base of the Indian, Art, paintings, music, dance and architecture has been presented which will arouse the reader’s interest and help students to prepare for the examinations. Indian Art, Culture, Heritage and Architecture for UPSC Civil services examination. Art and Culture of India Book Indian Art & Culture Must Read Notes/Book UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020: General Studies Paper-I State PSC Prelims and Mains Exam Art & Culture Notes #artandculture #artandcultureindia #indianartandculture #upsciasexam #upscprelims #statepscexam #exampreparation #bookforgk #generalstudies #generalknowledge #heritageofindia #indianarchitecture #prelimsbook #iasprelimsexamnotes #civilservicesexam2020 #nitinsinghaniabook

The Dance of Nurture

The Dance of Nurture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Penny Van Esterik,Richard A. O’Connor
Editor: Berghahn Books
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The Dance of Nurture by Penny Van Esterik,Richard A. O’Connor Summary

Breastfeeding and child feeding at the center of nurturing practices, yet the work of nurture has escaped the scrutiny of medical and social scientists. Anthropology offers a powerful biocultural approach that examines how custom and culture interact to support nurturing practices. Our framework shows how the unique constitutions of mothers and infants regulate each other. The Dance of Nurture integrates ethnography, biology and the political economy of infant feeding into a holistic framework guided by the metaphor of dance. It includes a critique of efforts to improve infant feeding practices globally by UN agencies and advocacy groups concerned with solving global nutrition and health problems.

Culture as Power

Culture as Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madhu Bhalla
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 100032947X
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This book presents new studies on intellectual and cultural interactions in the context of Buddhist heritage and Indo-Japanese dialogue in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on art, religion, and cultural politics. By revisiting Buddhist connections between India and Japan, it examines the pathways of communication on common aesthetic and religious heritage that emerged in the backdrop of colonial experiences and the rise of Asian nationalisms. The volume discusses themes such as Asian arts and crafts under colonialism, formation of East Asian art collections, development of Buddhist art history in Japan, Japanese encounters with Ajanta, India in the history of the Shinto tradition, Japan in India’s xenology, and Buddhism and world peace, and suggests paradigms of reconnecting cultural heritage within a global platform. With essays from experts across the world, this book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of history, art history, ancient Indian history, colonial history, heritage and cultural studies, South Asian and East Asian history, visual and media studies, Asian studies, international relations and foreign policy, and the history of globalization.

Dance of Authority

Dance of Authority Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Pulparampil
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DANCE BOOK DESCRIPTION Authority is a focus point in interpersonal relationships in formal organizations where people are made to work together. It is an attribute of a recognized position in a formal organization, established to ensure that everybody in the organization and related to the organization knows who is entitled to issue orders, give direction to others, sign agreements, represent the organization before institutional heads, make supplications or statements on behalf of the orga

Portrait of India

Portrait of India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ved Mehta
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241505011
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Portrait of India by Ved Mehta Summary

Returning to 1960s' India after decades beyond its borders, Ved Mehta explores his native country with two sets of eyes: those of the man educated in the West, and those of the child raised under the Raj. Travelling from the Himalayas in the east to Kerala in the west, Ved Mehta's observations and insights into India and some of its most interesting figures - including Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Satyajit Ray - create one of the twentieth century's most thought-provoking travel memoirs.

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sitara Thobani
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Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities explores what happens when a national-cultural production is reproduced outside the immediate social, political and cultural context of its origin. Whereas most previous studies have analysed Indian classical dance in the context of Indian history and culture, this volume situates this dance practice in the longstanding trasnational linkages between India and the UK. What is the relation between the contemporary performance of Indian classical dance and the constitution of national, diasporic and multicultural identity? Where and how does Indian dance derive its productive power in the postcolonial moment? How do diasporic and nationalist representations of Indian culture intersect with depictions of British culture and politics? It is argued that classical Indian dance has become a key aspect of not only postcolonial South Asian diasporic identities, but also of British multicultural and transnational identity. Based on an extensive ethnographic study of performances of Indian classical dance in the UK, this book will be of interest to scholars of anthropology, sociology, South Asian studies, Postcolonial, Transnational and Cultural studies, and Theatre and Performance studies.