Author:Bharati Shivaji and Vijayalakshmi; Series Editor: Alka Raghuvanshi

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Mohiniyattam (Dances of India Series)

By: Bharati Shivaji and Vijayalakshmi; Series Editor: Alka Raghuvanshi

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Wisdom Tree: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014368

ISBN: 8186685367

Condition: New


One of the seven Indian classical dance forms, Mohiniyattam or the dance of the enchantress traces its origins to Kerala, the role of Mohini is exclusively to enchant, moham or enchantment being one of the noble and divine feminine qualities. Many of the Puranic legends described Lord Vishnu, the preserver, appearing in the form of a beguiling damsel to protect the universe from evil. Vishnu transformed himself into Mohini whenever evil prevailed and righteousness had to... View more info

Dances of India: Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak

By: Bharati Shivaji, Vijayalakshmi, Raja Reddy, Radha Reddy, R.K. Singhajit Singh, Sharon Lowen, Prathibha Prahlad, S. Balakrishnan and Shovana Narayan; Series Editor: Alka Raghuvanshi

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Wisdom Tree: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012013

ISBN: 8186685359

Condition: New


Indian classical dances have a tradition that has been distilled to perfection over centuries. For the first time, the actual practitioners of these forms—the dancers themselves—give the insider’s point of view, delineating the origin and history of various styles, the repertoire, technique, the music, the costumes, make-up and specific jewellery. Aimed at an interested but uninitiated audience. The series has edited by Alka Raghuvanshi with photographs by Avinash ... View more info