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Splendour of The Classical Dances of Andhra Pradesh (With Illustrations)

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ISBN: 9788178355078    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 454        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Varalakshmi Janapathy had a brilliant academic career and studied at the famous Andhra Christian College, Guntur and Law College, Madras. Took a PG diploma in Politics and Public...Read more
Description About The Author:- Varalakshmi Janapathy had a brilliant academic career and studied at the famous Andhra Christian College, Guntur and Law College, Madras. Took a PG diploma in Politics and Public Administration from madras University and another diploma in Journalism form BIKT, Bombay . She is a well-known writer and an orator. Her interests range form music to gardening. Her short stories broadcast out the AIR, Hyderabad were published. Her research work on "Indian women through Ages" was well received by the public and the press as one of the outstanding works and the 1st copy was released by Sri Manmohan Singhji the Prime Minister of India and she received a coveted AP Sahitya Academy Award for 1980 and Grihalakshimi Swama Kankaram of Kesari Kuteram, Maoras in 1982 and Kalaprapoorna title from Andhra University in 1988, in addition to several other awards like Durga Bai Deshmuck award by Abhinandana, Narla Sahito Puraskaram, Telugu University award, and Life Achievement Awards from Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellecne. She received "Anushara Jyothi" title from Subba Rao Institute of Fine Arts, "Mahila Ratna" from Golden Star and a Gold Medal from Khaumi Ekta for National integration. Her recent work, life sketch on Indira Gandhi was released by Sonia Gandhi. She visited countries like Hong Kong, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Mauritius, Singapore and England. She is a good debator and a participant in several National and International Conferences and presented papers. She is head of several organizations.Contents:- Preface • Acknowledgements • Introduction • Origin of Indian Dance • Aesthetics of Indian Dance • Origin and Functions of Dance in Different Ancient Culture • Creative Genius of Our Ancestors • Ancient Texts and Commentaries • Dance in Ancient India • Dance and Drama in Telugu Land • A Study of Epigraphical and Sculptural Wealth in Andhra • Some Prevalent Desi Dance Forms in Andhra Pradesh in The Past • Nritta Ratnavali--Definitions of Certain Terms • Kuchipudi Style • Kuckipudi Style--Its Classical Form and Features • Perini Siva Tandavam • Andhra Natyam • History of Andhra Natyam • A General Introduction to Lasya and Dance Traditions • Vilasini Nrityam • Techniques of Indian Classical Dances • Hand Gestures • Karanas • Abhinaya • Rasa (Sentiments) and Bhava • Charis or Sthanakas • Akasiki Cari-s • Mudras • Angaharas • Tandava, Lasya, Margi and Desi Types of Dance • Sthayi Bhavas • Aharyabhinaya • Birth of Bhamakalapam--A New Technique • Modern Trends, Famous Exponents and Nritya Natikas • Dance Drama-similarity with Bhajana Sampradaya • A Comparative Study of Bhagawata Mela Natakam-Dance Drama of Andhra and Tanjore • Development of Dance Tradition of Andhra Pradesh (From Royal Patronage to Classical Excellence • Summing Up--How People Patronised arts in different times • Annexures • IndexAbout The Book:- My Aim Is To Present The History, Origin, Technique And Basic Principles Underlying The Dance Forms Of Andhra Pradesh. A Study Of The Art, Architecture And Literature Through The Ages Reveals That The Art Of Dance Flourished And Occupied A Special Place In The Evolution Of Andhra Culture. "Andhri" Style Referred To By Bharata In His Natyassastra Relates To Telgu Land. Popularity Of Compositions Of Kshetrayya, Narayana Tundha, And Others Richly Contributed To The Enrichment Of Various Styles. Madhura Bhakti Of Atma Was A Popular Theme In The Remote Past And Was Replaced By Sringararasa Later On Through The Popularity Of Satyabhama And Nayaka-Nayaki Bhava. Now There Is World Wide Interest On Account Of The Lasya And Abhinaya Of These Forms. Several Regional Forms Of Dance, Dance Dramas, Folk Dances, Classical Dances And Various Other Forms Existed For Centuries In Andhra Desa, As An Essential Part Of Sacred Rites And Festivals Patronized By The Royalty, Practiced By The Artists And Appreciated By The Elite Of Society, As Well As Commoners., About The Author:- Varalakshmi Janapathy Had A Brilliant Academic Career And Studied At The Famous Andhra Christian College, Guntur And Law College, Madras. Took A Pg Diploma In Politics And Public Administration From Madras University And Another Diploma In Journalism Form Bikt, Bombay . She Is A Well-Known Writer And An Orator. Her Interests Range Form Music To Gardening. Her Short Stories Broadcast Out The Air, Hyderabad Were Published. Her Research Work On "Indian Women Through Ages" Was Well Received By The Public And The Press As One Of The Outstanding Works And The 1St Copy Was Released By Sri Manmohan Singhji The Prime Minister Of India And She Received A Coveted Ap Sahitya Academy Award For 1980 And Grihalakshimi Swama Kankaram Of Kesari Kuteram, Maoras In 1982 And Kalaprapoorna Title From Andhra University In 1988, In Addition To Several Other Awards Like Durga Bai Deshmuck Award By Abhinandana, Narla Sahito Puraskaram, Telugu University Award, And Life Achievement Awards From Vivekananda Institute Of Human Excellecne. She Received "Anushara Jyothi" Title From Subba Rao Institute Of Fine Arts, "Mahila Ratna" From Golden Star And A Gold Medal From Khaumi Ekta For National Integration. Her Recent Work, Life Sketch On Indira Gandhi Was Released By Sonia Gandhi. She Visited Countries Like Hong Kong, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Mauritius, Singapore And England. She Is A Good Debator And A Participant In Several National And International Conferences And Presented Papers. She Is Head Of Several Organizations., Content:- Preface • Acknowledgements • Introduction • Origin Of Indian Dance • Aesthetics Of Indian Dance • Origin And Functions Of Dance In Different Ancient Culture • Creative Genius Of Our Ancestors • Ancient Texts And Commentaries • Dance In Ancient India • Dance And Drama In Telugu Land • A Study Of Epigraphical And Sculptural Wealth In Andhra • Some Prevalent Desi Dance Forms In Andhra Pradesh In The Past • Nritta Ratnavali--Definitions Of Certain Terms • Kuchipudi Style • Kuckipudi Style--Its Classical Form And Features • Perini Siva Tandavam • Andhra Natyam • History Of Andhra Natyam • A General Introduction To Lasya And Dance Traditions • Vilasini Nrityam • Techniques Of Indian Classical Dances • Hand Gestures • Karanas • Abhinaya • Rasa (Sentiments) And Bhava • Charis Or Sthanakas • Akasiki Cari-S • Mudras • Angaharas • Tandava, Lasya, Margi And Desi Types Of Dance • Sthayi Bhavas • Aharyabhinaya • Birth Of Bhamakalapam--A New Technique • Modern Trends, Famous Exponents And Nritya Natikas • Dance Drama-Similarity With Bhajana Sampradaya • A Comparative Study Of Bhagawata Mela Natakam-Dance Drama Of Andhra And Tanjore • Development Of Dance Tradition Of Andhra Pradesh (From Royal Patronage To Classical Excellence • Summing Up--How People Patronised Arts In Different Times • Annexures • Index
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