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Vyangyavyakhya: The Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre

By: K.G. Paulose (Ed.)

Price: $28.20

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100355

ISBN: 8124606994

Condition: New


The doctrine of dhvani, expounded by Anandavardhana (ninth century ce) in Kashmir though contested by his contemporaries at home, received sound acclamation in Kerala. A royal dramatist — Kulashekhara – of the same century applied dhvani to the theatre. His performance text is known as Vyangyavyakhya (VV), meaning interpreting the implied. This was an epoch-making event in the history of Indian theatre. This innovation in performative practices marked a deviation from Bharata’s national tradition and laid down the foundation for classical forms like Kutiyattam, Kgrshnanattam, Kathakali a... View more info