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Demystifying bharatanatyam

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B.A. Suresh and Vidya Bhavani Suresh presenting the book to the Delhi Chief Minister (left), Sheila Dikshit.

B.A. Suresh and Vidya Bhavani Suresh presenting the book to the Delhi Chief Minister (left), Sheila Dikshit.  

THE HUSBAND-WIFE team of Skanda Publications, B.A. Suresh and Vidya Bhavani Suresh, released a dictionary of bharatanatyam, at New Delhi recently.

The first copy was handed over to the Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit.

This compilation promises to serve as a ready reference for bharatnatyam students and enthusiasts.

The book, authored by bharatanatyam exponent and musicologist, Vidya Bhavani Suresh, and edited and published by Mr. Suresh, features more than 100 photographs of dancers including their young daughter, a student of dance, Mahitha Suresh.

The book, part of the publication's `Demystifying Fine Arts' series, attempts to explains 115 key terms in bharatanatyam like `nattuvangam' and `alarippu', including those common to all Indian classical styles, such as `abhinaya' and `rasa'.

These terms include the ones common to all Indian classical styles, like `abhinaya' and `rasa,' as well as those terms specific to bharatanatyam like `nattuvangam' and `alarippu.'

The book is priced at Rs 195. For details contact: 24957560.

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