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Sastric Tradition in Indian Classical Dances
Author : Chetna Jyotish Beohar
ISBN : 978-81-7320-139-4
Edition : 2015
Language : English
Size & Pages : 26 CM, Page: xvi+231,
Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
Format : Hardbound
Price : Rs. 1750


The Book


The book 'Sastric Tradition in Indian Classical Dances' focuses on textual tradition of performing arts (in the context of dance only). The rules pertaining to the fourfold Abhinaya in Natyasastra and other Sanskrta Laksana Granthas are correspondingly imperative and valid for all the classical dance forms even today. It is well known that our youngsters are much comfortable with English and for them Sanskrta appears to be an alien language, similar is the case with Rajabhasa Hindi. Keeping this in mind and for the benefit of non-Hindi speaking readers and researchers of India and abroad the present work is attempted in English.  I hope it will serve the purpose and benefit the enthusiasts.



The Author


The author has received traditional training of Kathak from Guru Pandit Kalyandas Mahant and Pandit Ramlal Bereth of Raigarh Gharana. She obtained institutional training in Lucknow Gharana from Prof.  P.D. Ashirwadam and Prof. Mandawi Singh. She received Hindustani vocal training under the guidance of Prof. Veena Vishwaroop. Acquired traditional learning of Hindustani Sangeet Shastra Parampara from Prof.  Premlata Sharma.


She was awarded Junior & Senior Research Fellowship for  her doctoral work “Kathak Nritya Ke Pariprekshya me Nayika Bhed” and Senior Fellowship of Ministry of Culture for Post-doctoral work on “Kathak  Nrityaki Aitihasic Avadharana ka Punarmulyankan”.

Served as guest faculty in the Department of Kathak Dance for over ten years at Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh (CG).

She completed tenure as Director, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi from Oct 2009 to Nov 2013. Publications

Kathak Kalpadruma  in 2002. (Revised edition in press)

Gujarati work on music “Sangita Kaladhara” in 2006, by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.  (Assisted Dr. Anil Beohar in abridged translation)

Nayika Bhed in Kathak in 2009.

KathakkaItihaas: Lakshya-Lakshan Parampara Adharit Adhyayan, with SNA, New Delhi for publication.


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