A LIST OF BOOKS ON DANCE

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“NAATTUDAIVANGAL SAMSAARICHU THUDANGUMBOL”
(Book on Theyyam artistes in Malayalam)
Rajesh Komath
Published by Mathrubhumi Books
Price: Rs.160

"NAATYA SASTRA I & II"
Dr. Manmohan Gosh
Price: Rs.350 and Rs.250 respectively

“NALACHARITAM”
Unnayi Varier
Translated by Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Published by Sahitya Akademi
Price: Rs. 130

"NANDIKESWARA ABHINAYA DARPANAM"
Dr. Manmohan Gosh
Price: Rs.70

"NANGIAR KOOTHU: THE CLASSICAL DANCE"
Theatre of the Nangiars
Nirmala Paniker
Price: Rs. 250
Published by: Natana Kairali
e-mail: publicationsnatanakairali@gmail.com

"NARTANA NIRNAYA" of Pundarika Vittala
Ed by R Sathyanarayana
Published by Motilal Banarsidas
Price: Rs.450 (Volume I)
Price: Rs.650 (Volume II)
Price: Rs.800 (Volume III)
e-mail: mlbd@vsnl.com

"NATANA ADAVUGAL" (Tamil)
S Balachandra Raju
Published by Sivaranjani Publications, Chennai
Price: Rs.210

"NATARAJA IN ART, THOUGHT AND LITERATURE"
G Sivarama Murthy
Price: Rs.800

"NATARAJA THE DANCING GOD"
P Banerjee
Price: Rs.395

“NATIYATHIL PUDHIYA PADAIGAL” (Tamil)
Udupi Lakshminarayan
Price: Rs.36
e-mail: natyacharya@vsnl.com

"NATTUVANGAM - Book I & II"
Kamala Rani
Price: Rs.100 each

"NATYA BALA BODHINI"
K Swarnambigai
Price: Rs.50

"NATYA SASTRA & NATIONAL UNITY"
Padma Subrahmanyam
Sri Ramavarma Govt. Sanskrit College
Tripunithura 682301, Kerala
Price: Rs.180.00

"NATYA SASTRA OF BHARATAMUNI"
Acharya Abhinava Gupta
Vol I ( Chapter1-7): Rs.200
Vol II ( Chapter8-18): Rs.150
Vol III ( Chapter19-27): Rs.150
Vol IV ( Chapter28-36): Rs.200

"NATYA SASTRA SANGRAHA"
Part I- Ed by T Chandrasekar
Part II- K Vasudeva Sastry & G Nagaraja Rao
Price: Rs.150 & Rs.35 respectively

"NAUTCH GIRLS OF INDIA"
Dancers Singers Playmates
Pran Nevile
Publishers: Ravikumar Publisher & Prakriti India
Price: Rs. 2100

"NEW DIRECTIONS IN INDIAN DANCE"
ed by Sunil Kothari
Published by Marg Publications
Price: Rs. 2500

"NIRMALAM: THE GENIUS OF S SARADA"
Edited by Anita Ratnam
Published by Arangham Trust
Price: RS. 200
e-mail: arangham@gmail.com

"NITYA SUMANGALI DEVADASI TRADITION IN SOUTH INDIA"
Saskia Kersenboom
Published by Motilal Banarsidas
Price: Rs.195
e-mail: mlbd@vsnl.com

"NRITYA GEETHANJALI"
Veenai Sesha Iyer
(also available in Tamil)
Vol II (22 compositions) - Rs.700
Vol III (57 compositions) -Rs.650
Vol IV (44 compositions) - Rs.600

"NRITYA GEETHA MALA" - Part I & II
(also available in Tamil)
Rajee Narayan
Price:Rs.500 & Rs.200 respectively

"NRUTYA SAMHITA" (in Telugu)
"RETRACING STEPS CR ACHARYULU: HIS LIFE AND HIS ART" (in English) 
Author: Voleti Rangamani
Publisher: Yugadi Publishers
Price: Rs. 250
ISBN: 978-81-87745-26-6
Contact Voleti Rangamani, Hyderabad, for copies: voletirangamani@yahoo.com

"ODISSI"
D N Patnaik
Price: Rs.100

“ODISSI: AN INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE FORM”
Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi and Ahalya Hejmadi Patnaik
Published by: Aryan Books International
ISBN 81-7305-324-3

“ODISSI YATRA: THE JOURNEY OF GURU MAYADHAR RAUT”
Aadya Kaktikar
Edited by Madhumita Raut
Published by BR Rhythms, Delhi
ISBN: 978-81-88827-21-3
Price: Rs.1995

“PADMA SUBRAHMANYAM - ORU SAGAPTHAM”
(Padma - An Era) - Tamil
Sundari Santhanam
Published by Vanathy Press
Price: Rs.50

“PERFORMING ARTISTES IN ANCIENT INDIA”
Iravati
Published by D K Printworld (P) Ltd, New Delhi
Price: Rs.950

"PRODUCTION OF A PLAY IN KUTIYATTAM"
G Venu
Published by: Natana Kairali
Price: Rs.80 or US$ 15
e-mail: venuji@satyam.net.in

"PUPPETRY AND LESSER-KNOWN DANCE TRADITIONS OF KERALA"
G Venu
Published by Natana Kairali
Price: Rs.250
e-mail: publicationsnatanakairali@gmail.com

"RACHNAKAL"
Leela Omcherry & Deepti Bhalla
(Malayalam)
Published by D C Books, Kottayam, Kerala
Price: Rs.90

"RAMAYANA SAMKSEPAM"
An Attaprakram (Acting Manual) for depicting the story of Ramayana through mudras in Kutiyattam Theatre. Preface by Dr. Shobita Punja 
G. Venu
Price: Rs. 1000 (including the DVD of Ramayana Samksepam)
Colour plates: 83 / Black and white photos: 106 / Line drawings: 460
Published by: Natana Kairali
e-mail: publicationsnatanakairali@gmail.com

“RAMLI! THE HEART OF SUTRA”
James Murdoch - foreword
Sutra Dance Theatre in association with Silverfish Books, 2004
Pages: 160
email: info@silverfishbooks.com

“RECASTING THE DEVADASI”
Vijaisri
Published by Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi
Price: Rs.750

"RESEARCHING DANCE,EVOLVING MODES OF INQUIRY"
Fraleigh, Sondra Horton & Hanstein, Penelope
Published by Dance Books Ltd, London

"RHYTHM AND TIMING OF MOVEMENT IN PERFORMANCE"
Janet Goodridge
Published by Dance Books Ltd, London

“RITUAL AS IDEOLOGY”
T V Chandran
Published by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Price: Rs.650

"RUKMINI DEVI: A LIFE"
Leela Samson
Published by Penguin Books India
Price: Rs.550
Info: (91 - 11) - 4613 1412

"RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE 1904 - 1986
A Visionary Architect of Indian Culture and the Performing Arts"
Edited by Avanthi Meduri
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi (hardbound)
Price: Rs.450

“RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE: BIRTH CENTENARY VOLUME + RUKMINI ON HERSELF”
Price: Rs.600
“SELECTED SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF RUKMINI DEVI” - 2 volumes
Price: Rs.500
“SHRADDANJALI”
Price: Rs.200
“SARI: THE KALAKSHETRA TRADITION”
Edited by Shakuntala Ramani and her team
Price: Rs.480
Published by Kalakshetra Foundation
Contact Kalakshetra: (91 - 44) - 24911844, or kshetra@vsnl.com

"RUKMINI DEVI - BHARATANATYA
RUKMINI DEVI - DANCE DRAMA" (2 Volumes)
Published by Kalashetra Publications
Price: Rs. 2000

"SANGEETHAM NRITYA PADAM"
A Krishnaswamy
(Tamil)
Price: Rs.60

“SANGITANARAYANA”
(A 17th century text on music & dance from Orissa)
by Purushottam Mishra enriched by Gajapati Narayanadeva
Edited & translated by Mandakranta Bose (2 Vols)
Price: Rs. 2100
ISBN (Hardbound): 8120832884, 9788120832886
Published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi

“SANKARA MENON: PURUSHOTHAMAN”
Birth Centenary (1907 - 2007)
Edited by G Sundari
Published by Indu Jayanthi Varma for The People for Children Foundation
Price: Rs.200
e-mail: tapasya_ks@yahoo.com

"SATTRIYA: CLASSICAL DANCE OF ASSAM"
Edited by Dr. Sunil Kothari
Photos: Avinash Pasricha
ISBN: 9788192110660
Publisher: The Marg Foundation
Pages: 148 / Price: Rs.2800
Published by: Marg Foundation

"SHRIRAM BHARATIYA KALA KENDRA - A History"
Sumitra Charat Ram Reminisces
Ashish Khokar
Published by Roli Books
Price: Rs.1200

"SIVA AN INTRODUCTION"
Dev Dutt Pattanaik
Price: Rs.250

SOLKATTU MANUAL: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RHYTHMIC LANGUAGE OF SOUTH INDIAN MUSIC
David P Nelson
Published by Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 978-0-8195-6871-7

“SO MANY JOURNEYS”
Geeta Chandran (with Rajiv Chandran)
Published by Niyogi Offset Pvt. Ltd.
Price: Rs.3, 500

"SOME ASPECTS OF THE RASA THEORY"
Ed by V M Kulkarni
Published by Motilal Banarsidas
Price : Rs.120
e-mail: mlbd@vsnl.com

”SPEAKING OF DANCE: THE INDIAN CRITIQUE”
Mandakranta Bose
Published by D K Printworld, New Delhi
Price: Rs.650

“SPLENDOURS OF INDIAN DANCE”
Dr. V Raghavan
Published by Dr. V Raghavan Centre for Performing Arts
Contact: rvramani@vsnl.com

"SRIHASTAMUKTAVALI"
Maheswar Neog
Gen. Ed: Kapila Vatsyayan
Published by Motilal Banarsidas
Price : Rs.300
e-mail: mlbd@vsnl.com

"STAGING DANCE"
Susan Cooper
Published by Dance Books Ltd, London

"STUDIES IN NAYAKA NAYIKA BHEDA"
Rakesh Gupta
Price:300

"STUDIES IN THE NATYA SASTRA"
G H Tarlekar
Published by Motilal Banarsidas
Price: Rs.395
e-mail: mlbd@vsnl.com

"TAMIL ISAI PAADALGALUM NAATYA PADANGALUM"
Vasudeva Kavi
Price: Rs.30

"TAMIL PADANGAL"
Gowri Kuppuswamy
(Tamil)
Price: Rs.50

“TANDAVA LAKSANAM or FUNDAMENTALS OF ANCIENT HINDU DANCING”
B V Narayanaswamy, P Srinivasulu Naidu and V Rangayya Panthulu

"THANJAVUR QUARTETTE"
("PONNIAH MANI MAALAI" in Tamil)
Price: Rs.100

"THE ART OF KATHAKALI"
Avinash C Pandeya
Published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
Price: Rs. 450

"THE DANCE OF SHIVA"
Ananda Coomaraswamy
Published by Munshiram Manoharlal
Price: Rs.175.00

“THE DANCE OF SHIVA - Fourteen Indian Essays”
Ananda Coomaraswamy
Published by Shivalik Prakashan
27/16 Shakti Nagar, New Delhi 110007
Price: Rs.300

THE DANCE OF SIVA, RELIGION, ART AND POETRY IN SOUTH INDIA
David Smith
Published by Dance Books
Price: 50 £
e-mail: dl@dancebooks.co.uk

"THE DANCE ORISSI"
Mohan Khokar and Ashish Khokar
Pp. 339 Col. / Illus. 163 B/W Illus. 258 / Size: 30 x 22 cms
ISBN 81-7017-438-4
Price: Rs. 3360
Published by: Abhinav Publications, New Delhi
Ph: (91-11) - 26566387 / 26524658 / 44128717 
e-mail: abhinavpublications@airtelmail.in

"THE KATHAKALI COMPLEX"
Philip Zarilli
Price: Rs.1000

"THE LANGUAGE OF KATHAKALI"
Notations of 874 mudras in Kathakali
Forewords by Shanta Serbjeet Singh, Peter Oskarson, Eberhard Fischer and Bent Holm
G Venu
Published by: Natana Kairali
Price: Rs.800
e-mail: publicationsnatanakairali@gmail.com

"THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LA MERI: THE QUEEN OF ETHNIC DANCE"
Usha Venkateswaran
Published by Indira Gandhi national Centre for the Arts & Aryan Books International
Price: Rs.900

"THE MAKING OF A GURU"
Ileana Citaristi
Published by Manohar Publishers and Distributors
Price: Rs.500

"THE MIRROR OF GESTURE"
A Coomaraswamy
Price: Rs.125

"THE NATYA SASTRA OF BHARATA MUNI"
(translated into English by a board of scholars)
1 - 36 chapters
Published by Indian Book Centre
Price: Rs.500
e-mail: ibcindia@ibcindia.com

"THE NATYASASTRA"
Adya Rangacharya
Published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
Price: Rs. 525

“THE PERFORMING ARTS OF INDIA, DEVELOPMENT & SPREAD ACROSS THE GLOBE”
Edited by Sharon Lowen
Published by Shubhi Publications, Gurgaon
Pages 209
Price: Rs.1900

"THE PLAYWORLD IN SANSKRIT DRAMA"
Robert E Goodwin
Published by Motilal Banarsidas
Price : Rs.350
e-mail: mlbd@vsnl.com

"THE SQUARE AND THE CIRCLE OF THE INDIAN ARTS"
Kapila Vatsyayan
Price: Rs.900

"THE STORY OF A DANCE: BHARATANATYAM"
Krishna Sahai
Published by Indialog Pub
237-pages
ISBN 81-87981-51-2

"THE WORLD OF KOOCHIPOODI DANCE"
Swapnasundari
Published by Shubhi Publications
Price: Rs 3500

“THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ANGIKABHINAYA IN BHARATANATYAM"
Sandhya Purecha
Published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai
Price: Rs.1800

"THILLAI AND NATARAJA"
B Natarajan
Price: Rs.1200

"THILLANA"
Gowri Kuppuswamy
(Tamil)
Price: Rs.60

"TOLPAVA KOOTHU: SHADOW PUPPETS OF KERALA"
G Venu
Published by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi and Hope India Publications
Price: Rs.295

"UNDERSTANDING KUCHIPUDI"
Guru C R Acharya & Mallika Sarabhai
Price: Rs.225

"UNFINISHED GESTURES: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India"
Davesh Soneji
Cloth $72.00, ISBN: 9780226768090
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780226768106
Published by University of Chicago Press, 312 pages

"VILASINI NATYAM - BHARATAM OF TELUGU TEMPLE AND COURT DANCERS"
Swapanasundari
ISBN: 9788184651478
[Hardcover, 28 cm., pp. 158, fully ills.]
Price: Rs.1800

"VISION OF SIVA IN PERIAPURANAM"
Ratnoma Navaratnam
Price: Rs.30

"Vyangyavyakhya: the aesthetics of Dhwani in Theatre"
Edited by KG Paulose
Pages: 546, 43 b & w photographs
ISBN: 13:978-81-246-0699-5
Price: Rs.1250 / 42$
Contact DK Printworld: indology@dkprintworld.com

"WOMEN OF PRIDE - THE DEVADASI HERITAGE"
Lakshmi Viswanathan
Published by Roli
Price: Rs.295

"WOMEN'S ROLE IN KUDIYATTAM"
L S Rajagopalan
Price: Rs.250

"YOUR BODY YOUR RISK"
Published by: Dance UK
Price: £4.50 (£3.50 for members and students) plus £1.00 postage and handling.
e-mail: helen@danceuk.org

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