This book presents a compilation of various articles of the writers related to the topics of Dance and Drama. Ranging from the topics related mainly to Bharatanatyam like the Adavus and the Rasta Mudras, the book goes on to describe the topics of Sanskrit Dramas, the dramas of Bhaas and Kalidas and the Ramayana of South East Asian Countries. This book is written basically for assisting students to prepare notes and to help them in their studies, hence the language used is very easy to understand and the topics presented are related to the subject of studies.
Singar Mani Ms. P. Medini Hombal, represents the third generation of a traditional family of Bharatanatyam dancers. Receiving her dance training from her grandparents Guru Sri Shankar Hombal-Smt. Girija Devi Hombal and from her parents Sri Premchand Hombal-Smt. Mala Hombal, she achieved professional dance training at Kalakshetra Chennai. She completed her Bachelor's degree from BM, Varanasi and Master's degree from IKSVV, Khairagarh. Since 2010 she has been working as the Assistant Professor, Bharatanatyam, IKSW, Khairagarh, (C.G.). She has been awarded with National level Acharya Shreshtha and Kala Srijan Awards along with the Singar Mani title. She is well known as a dancer, choreographer and a teacher and writer.
I am pleased to present before you my first book — World Dance and Drama. Though it is my first book a lot of research has been done for the compilation of this book's various topics. The book represents a compilation of some of my research papers presented at various National and International Seminars and in journals, with the topics ranging from Indian Dance and Drama to the South East Asian Dance and Drama.
This book is mainly written for the students of Bachelors and Masters level in an easy to understand language. It will help them to prepare notes and research papers of their own and also for preparing for competitive exams like the RET and NET. I have written this book in both the Hindi and English languages for the students to have an easy understanding of the topics.
The book basically focuses on the aspect of Dance. The book describes the tradition and history of Bharatanatyam along with some of its basics like the Adavus and the Hasta Madras. Then moves on to the various topics of Tala, Folk Dances the importance of Dance as therapy and the traditional method of Riyaz.
Next comes, the topics related to the Sanskit Drama mainly focusing on the aspect of Dance and fine arts in the Dramas of Bhaas and Kalidas. Also the forgotten aspect of Sanskrit Dramas the Purvaranga is described here in detail.
Last but not the least is presented the impact of Ramayana in the South East Asian countries, focusing mainly on the changes found in the story line.
I truly hope that my efforts become successful and this book truly helps the students in their studies and also in their career.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
North Indian Music (291)
Original Texts (60)
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