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The Natyasastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama ed. by Sreenath Nair (review)

The Natyasastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama ed. by... 692 Reviews Srinivasan, Doris M. 2006. “Royalty’s Courtesans and God’s Mortal Wives: Keepers of Culture in Colonial India.” In The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, ed. M. Feldman and B. Gordon, 161–181. New York: Oxford Univer sity Press. Vanita, Ruth, and Saleem Kidwai, eds. 2000. Same-Sex Love in India. New York: Palgrave. THE NATYASASTRA AND THE BODY IN PERFORMANCE: ESSAYS ON INDIAN THEORIES OF DANCE AND DRAMA. Edited by Sreenath Nair. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2015. 260 pp. Cloth, ebook, $49.95. This book edited by Sreenath Nair engages a broad academic readership, con- touring substantial studies on Natyasastra from multiple perspectives of Indian performance studies—epistemological, aesthetic, scientific, religious, ethno- logical, and practical. The introduction by the editor and fourteen further essays by a mixture of leading scholars deliberately foster its readers to renew their scholarly understanding of the most comprehensive treatise on drama: the Natyasastra. This winning combination of essays with a highly elevated sense of the contemporary stand on performance studies results in not merely a book but an asset to a wide range of students, academics, scholars, and prac- titioners of dance and drama, not limited to Indian and intercultural theatre, but also incorporating contemporary dance, theatre, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Natyasastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama ed. by Sreenath Nair (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 32 (2) – Sep 14, 2015

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Abstract

692 Reviews Srinivasan, Doris M. 2006. “Royalty’s Courtesans and God’s Mortal Wives: Keepers of Culture in Colonial India.” In The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, ed. M. Feldman and B. Gordon, 161–181. New York: Oxford Univer sity Press. Vanita, Ruth, and Saleem Kidwai, eds. 2000. Same-Sex Love in India. New York: Palgrave. THE NATYASASTRA AND THE BODY IN PERFORMANCE: ESSAYS ON INDIAN THEORIES OF DANCE AND DRAMA. Edited by Sreenath Nair. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2015. 260 pp. Cloth, ebook, $49.95. This book edited by Sreenath Nair engages a broad academic readership, con- touring substantial studies on Natyasastra from multiple perspectives of Indian performance studies—epistemological, aesthetic, scientific, religious, ethno- logical, and practical. The introduction by the editor and fourteen further essays by a mixture of leading scholars deliberately foster its readers to renew their scholarly understanding of the most comprehensive treatise on drama: the Natyasastra. This winning combination of essays with a highly elevated sense of the contemporary stand on performance studies results in not merely a book but an asset to a wide range of students, academics, scholars, and prac- titioners of dance and drama, not limited to Indian and intercultural theatre, but also incorporating contemporary dance, theatre,

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 14, 2015

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