- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Marg Foundation; 2 edition (March 6, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 818502636X
- ISBN-13: 978-8185026367
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.9 x 13.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,513,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It passes by the context of this dance, the origins, the spiritual background, the notation, the main dancers today, etc.
There's a lot of information, from good sources and a lot of beautiful images.
I like'd very much, and I recomendd.
Most of the pictures quality is very good, although I would have appreciated it if there were provided any references to what major styles of Bharata Natyam a particular picture represents. True, it would be valuable for the advanced learners of Bharata Natyam, but would confuse the beginners.
The author should remember that a still picture is not as adequate illustration for a dance book as a complimentary DVD (like the ones by Medha Hari) would be. Maybe the next edition would include one? It would be a perfect combination!
All in all, the book is a perfect gift, and a fantastic cofee-table book. Definitely worth the money.
It contains interesting articles about the history, spiritual background of bharata nataym, musicians and their genealogy.
Good part about nritta, i.e. detailed and accurate adavu classification is made by Padma Subramanyam.
And for dessert is a section about contemporary exponents. This part is a little bit outdated, because the last edition of the book was in 1997, though it could be called outdated only because of the phorographs made more than 10 years ago, but the master's names are still remaining same.