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Yaksagana and it's Sanskrit Sources

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Yaksagana and it's Sanskrit Sources

Yaksagana and it's Sanskrit Sources

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Item Code: IDF452
Author: Dr. G. S. Hegde
Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1997
ISBN: 8171101441
Pages: 167 (B & W Illustrations and Plates)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.8" X 7.5"
weight of the book: 640 gms
From the Jacket:

Dancing is an art. It is associated with human and is closely related to culture and civilization of a country and its people.

The art of Yaksagana comes under the Dest type of dance. The costal districts of Karnatak viz. North-Kanara, and South-Kanara are known well for the sounds of Cande, Maddale graceful dance, enrapturing costumes and make-up and melodious music of Yaksagana.

The fine art Yaksagana is a controversial art among the folk as well as classical arts of India. The term 'gana' signifies music and such Yaksagana means a particular style of music with characteristics of its own, distinct from the other two systems of Indian music, Hindustani and Karnataki. The art Yaksagana depicts ten incarnations of Lord Visnu. In olden days this art was performed for ten days. One story of incarnation for one day.

In the present work Yaksagana and it's Sanskrit Sources. Dr. G.S. Hegde has done a commendable job in unearthing the elements of Yaksagana, a wide spread folk-art of Karnatak enshrined in several Sanskrit works. He has taken pains to go to the original sources. He has traveled far and wide to meet and discuss with the living exponents of Yaksagana.

A study of the work reveals also Dr. Hegde's wide experience, sound scholarship and indepth thinking.

CONTENTS
Foreword V
Preface IX
Abbreviation XI
Chapter - I 1
INTRODUCTION
Chapter - II 7
THE ART OF YAKSAGANA
Chapter - III 18
CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS OF YAKSAGANA
Chapter - IV 83
YAKSAGANA METRES AND SANSKRIT METRES
Chapter - V 88
YAKSAGANA PRASANGAS AND SANSKRIT LITERATURE
Chapter - VI 94
THE STAGE OF SANSKRIT DRAMATURGY AND THE STAGE OF YAKSAGANA
Chapter - VII 96
YAKSAGANA SABHALAKSANA MATTU PRASANGA PITHIKE
Chapter - VIII 114
RAGAS - TALAS IN YAKSAGANA AND THE SANSKRIT DRAMATURGY
Chapter - IX 131
CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY 135
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