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Author Verma, Archana.

Title Performance and culture : narrative, image and enactment in India / by Archana Verma
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (154 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Visual Language of the Divine Dance -- Text and Image of Shiva's Dance Sculptures in Indian Temples -- 2. Satirizing the Ideal -- Chaturbhani (A Collection of Four Sanskrit Burlesque Plays from Ancient India) -- 3. Eroticism in Indian Classical Dance -- Odissi -- 4. Satirizing the Sacred Narrative -- Dance-Drama from Kerala -- 5. Performance in the Folk Expressions of the Women of Mithila -- 6. Imageries of Power -- An Exegesis of Folk Performance Narratives -- 7. Cinematic Narration, Women Dancers and Cultural Memory of Ancient India -- Two Hindi Films Chitralekha (1964) and Amrapali (1966)
Summary This book deals with various aspects of performance in India; especially that related to dance and dance-drama. Rather than being a description of the various dance forms of India, it attempts to discuss various social equations and cultural ideas that a performance attempts to portray. In this sense, a performance is a narrative. At the same time, performances also deal with well-known narratives from the religious traditions of India, often redefining and recounting them in the process of p .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-143) and index
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Subject Dance -- India -- History.
Performing arts -- India -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283142740
1443828327 (electronic bk.)
9781443828321 (electronic bk.)