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Introduction to Bharata's Natyasastra

By: Adya Rangacharya

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 015046

ISBN: 8121508290

Condition: New


Bharata's Natyasastra, the earliest treatise on dramatics, is, even today, the origin of our dramatic tradition. Besides being the most important study of dramatics, it is also the most comprehensive. The all-inclusive quality, however, creates problems for the reader who has to go through a great deal of unnecessary information. In his Introduction to Bharata's Natyasastra, the author has culled all information essential and relevant to drama, eliminating the superfluou... View more info

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The Natyasastra: English translation with critical Notes

By: Adya Rangacharya

Price: $23.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 016636

ISBN: 8121506808

Condition: New


The Natyasastra is probably one of the earliest and certainly one of the best treatises on Indian Dramaturgy. At the same time, the book available now is not an early one but may be as late as the seventh or eighth century AD. The authorship is traditionally ascribed to Bharata, the Sage. The eminence of Natyasastra is not that it was the first book on the subject but that it was the first comprehensive treatise on Dance, Drama and Music. Like the Mahabharata, Natyasastr... View more info

Opening Scene: Early Memoris of a Dramatist and a Play

By: Adya Rangacharya; Translated with an Afterword By Shashi Deshpande

Price: $4.65

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2008

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 023046

Condition: New


Yesteryear's giant of Kannada literature, Adya Rangacharya—or Shriranga, as he came to be known—had many such epiphanic moments. That was how the child of an orthodox Brahmin jagirdar family went from watching, at first wide-eyed, village aatas put up by farm labourers to critically observing full-fledged natakas in the cities, taking in the theatre scene in London to finally writing—and often performing in—more than a hundred skilfully developed plays. There w... View more info