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Item Code: IDG082
Author: S.S. JANAKI
Publisher: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Language: English
Edition: 1995
Pages: 77
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.8"
weight of the book: 227 gms

About the Book:

The present monograph deals the uniqueness of Sanskrit drama tradition and its relevance to contemporary theatre in India and abroad. It also highlights the form and contents of some drama-types and the production technique as available in some theoretical treatises and dramas.

About the Author:

Dr. Janaki received her Ph.D. from Madras University and D.Phil from Oxford University. She specialised in Sahitya and Saiva Agamic rituals. She served as Secretary of the Sanskrit Ranga, Madras founded by Dr. V. Raghavan. Dr. Janaki has authored and edited more than 30 books and monographs and contributed more than 100 articles for various research journals in India and abroad. Dr. Janaki is a receipient of President Certificate of Honour for her services to Sanskrit literature.




Dramatic elements in the Vedic Period 1
Highlights of Sanskrit Drama in Bharata's
Early Literary evidences 12
Dasarupakas 14
Illustrations of Rupakas 19
  Vithi, Utsrstikanka(or Anka) 20
  Sitakalyana 21
Bhana (unique, stageworthy) 21-33
  Padmaprabhrtaka 23
  Karpuracarita 27
  Sriramajanma 31
  Kandarpadarpavilasa 31
Prahasana (unique, stageworthy) 33-42
  Mattavilasa 33
  Bhagavadajjukiya 35
  Palandumandana 37
  Snusavijaya 40
  Svasruvijaya 41
Violent drama-types (uddhata) 42
Dima, Ihamrga, Vyayoga, Samavakara  
Minor Rupakas in retrospect 44-47
  Stage-worthiness of a few Prahasanas
and two Bhanas
Nataka and Prakarana 47-51
New Dramatic aspects-Allegorical and
Philosophical plays
New Techniques 50
Sanskrit Drama on the stage 51
Abhinavagupta on Abhinayas for Rupakas 51
Bharata on living Sanskrit theatre 59
Kuttanimata on presentation of Ratnavali 62
Production and Acting technique from  
  Sakuntalam and its commentary 65
Uniqueness of Dramatic Text 70
Ancient Indian Theatre 71
Samskrita Ranga, at Madras 74
Contemporary Relevance of Sanskrit Drama 75

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