Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Dance > Classic India: Dance
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Classic India: Dance
Classic India: Dance
Description
From the Jacket

The Classic India series portrays the panorama of India's cultural heritage. For centuries India was perceived as the land of fabulous riches, of wisdom, of mystique and romance. It is this magic that the series captures. It provides a window to one of the world's most ancient civilizations – anachronistic at times but most often vibrant and alive today. A collector's item, each book in this series is a visual delight.

Indian classical dance is the embodiment of a whole range of expressions which include fantasy and yogic discipline. The different forms represent the meeting point of three arts: music, drama and dance. Though highly defined and codified, they are perceived primarily as a form of worship, as homage to the Almighty. Their classicism lies in the continuity of an unbroken history of over five thousand millennia, one which overwhelms yet inspires.

 

Introduction

The gods created dance as a device for entertainment. Later, in order to place the gods, human beings enacted the tale and glory of the gods. Thus began a cycle of celebration manifested in the joyous abandon of movement and music. Over a period of two millennia, dance in India acquired a set grammar, which led to a certain codification of technique. Thus were sown the seeds for Bharata Muni's celebrated treatise on dance, the Natyashastra. This was complemented with an accelerated manifestation of formalized religion through the temple. In the temples, the art of dance evolved to its pristine glory, offered as it were to the gods. The kings were patrons of various art forms and thus the court, too, played an important role in the promotion of dance.

With new cultural influences in the past millennia, a fusion and synthesis came about. The traditions f central Asia were absorbed in the repertoire of dance which partly left its moorings in the temple and moved to the court. The colonial rule of India led to the slow demise of classical dance which when the country gained Independence were revived. The spirit of rejuvenation has helped Indian classical dance attain an important place in world culture.

Saraswati, the goddess of arts and higher knowledge, in an Orissi projection by dancer Protima Gauri Bedi.

Cover: The theme of Krishna, enacted through Krishnattam, performed by only one group in the country, affiliated to the Guruvayoor temple in Kerala.

 

Classic India: Dance

Item Code:
IDK851
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8171672078
Size:
5.8" X 4.6"
Pages:
64 (51 Illustrations in Color)
Price:
$11.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Classic India: Dance

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8202 times since 25th Mar, 2009
From the Jacket

The Classic India series portrays the panorama of India's cultural heritage. For centuries India was perceived as the land of fabulous riches, of wisdom, of mystique and romance. It is this magic that the series captures. It provides a window to one of the world's most ancient civilizations – anachronistic at times but most often vibrant and alive today. A collector's item, each book in this series is a visual delight.

Indian classical dance is the embodiment of a whole range of expressions which include fantasy and yogic discipline. The different forms represent the meeting point of three arts: music, drama and dance. Though highly defined and codified, they are perceived primarily as a form of worship, as homage to the Almighty. Their classicism lies in the continuity of an unbroken history of over five thousand millennia, one which overwhelms yet inspires.

 

Introduction

The gods created dance as a device for entertainment. Later, in order to place the gods, human beings enacted the tale and glory of the gods. Thus began a cycle of celebration manifested in the joyous abandon of movement and music. Over a period of two millennia, dance in India acquired a set grammar, which led to a certain codification of technique. Thus were sown the seeds for Bharata Muni's celebrated treatise on dance, the Natyashastra. This was complemented with an accelerated manifestation of formalized religion through the temple. In the temples, the art of dance evolved to its pristine glory, offered as it were to the gods. The kings were patrons of various art forms and thus the court, too, played an important role in the promotion of dance.

With new cultural influences in the past millennia, a fusion and synthesis came about. The traditions f central Asia were absorbed in the repertoire of dance which partly left its moorings in the temple and moved to the court. The colonial rule of India led to the slow demise of classical dance which when the country gained Independence were revived. The spirit of rejuvenation has helped Indian classical dance attain an important place in world culture.

Saraswati, the goddess of arts and higher knowledge, in an Orissi projection by dancer Protima Gauri Bedi.

Cover: The theme of Krishna, enacted through Krishnattam, performed by only one group in the country, affiliated to the Guruvayoor temple in Kerala.

 

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Classic India: Dance (Performing Arts | Books)

Made for Each Other: Ek Duje Ke Liye (DVD): A North Indian Girl Falls in Love with a South Indian Boy
K. Balachander
Moserbaer Entertainment (2010)
Item Code: ICZ097
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Festivals of India: Navratri (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)
Amit Chheda
Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2011)
30 mins. Approx.
Item Code: IZZ567
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Festivals of India: Raksha Bandhan (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)
Amit Chheda
Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2012)
30 mins. Approx.
Item Code: IZZ565
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Festivals of India : Janmashtami (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)
Amit Chheda
Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2011)
30 mins. Approx.
Item Code: IZZ570
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Festivals of India : Ganeshotsav (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)
Amit Chheda
Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2011)
30 mins. Approx.
Item Code: IZZ569
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ustad Bismillah Khan: Legends Forever (The Finest in Indian Classical Music) (Audio CD)
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Item Code: IZZ916
$24.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Festivals of India: Chhath Pooja (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)
Amit Chheda
Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2012)
30 mins. Approx.
Item Code: IZZ563
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Companion (A Fusion of Indian Bamboo Flute & Spanish Guitar) (Audio CD)
Marco Salaun, (Spanish Guitar) and Rakesh Chaurasia (Bamboo Fulte)
Ninaad Music (2000)
Item Code: ICF017
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Dances For Beginners
Deal 20% Off
by Ram Avtar 'Vir'

Paperback (Edition: 2002)
Pankaj Publications
Item Code: IDF304
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eminent Indians: Dancers
by M. L. Ahuja
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDI957
$12.00
SOLD
Dance in Indian Painting (A Rare Book)
by Kapila Vatsyayan
Hardcover (Edition: 1982)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAF229
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Ballet Dancing
by Projesh Banerjee
Hardcover (Edition: 1983)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE371
$31.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Dear friends, I just placed my order for one Radhe-Shyam copper bangle and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of your products. I have been searching for years for this price range of bangle with 'Radhe Radhe' or 'Radhe-Shyam'. I may add more items as I was not through shopping when I clicked on PayPal. Thanks sooo much for providing such hard-to-find and fair-priced items! Sincerely, David Briscoe
David, USA
I got my two dupattas today and I'm SO HAPPY! Thank you so much. Such amazing quality and the pictures totally do it justice They are beautiful!!! Thank you
Nony, USA
I received my Ganesha Purana order today Books received in good condition and delivery was very fast. Thank you very much..:)) Very good customer service.
Lukesh sithambaram
I'm happy to order from you and not the global monopoly that is Amazon. ;)
Tom, USA
A great 'Dorje' has arrived. Thank you for your sincerity.
Hideo, Japan
Thank you for your amazing customer service! I ordered Liberating Isolation Sunday, March 24 and received it Friday, March 29! Much sooner than expected:) The book was packaged nicely and is in great shape! Thank you again!
James, USA
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!! Exotic India Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!
Fotis Kosmidis
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India