A Confluence of Indian Dance, Drama & Text
Utpal K Banerjee
  • ISBN : 9788182904880
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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This tome -- in the author’s ongoing effort to chronicle Indian performing arts in a lavishly illustrated, “coffee-table” format that began in the 1990’s and has already grown into some seven volumes – can be considered as both a sequel as well as a unique addition to the entire series. This isthe eighth volume, bringing it to the later years of the 2010’s decade, maintaining the same quality and standard as the earlier volumes: in design, get-up and illustrations. This is also a unique addition to the performing arts series in that it pays very special attention to the Eastern Indian scenario which – despite being a very creative segment of our land-- goes largely unnoticed. This tome pays a glowing tribute to these artists and performers for their zeal and skills,-- without diminishing in any way the national contribution that does surge through and recharge the eastern milieu’s own oeuvre. This tome also uniquely chronicles quite a few commentaries and overviews, and some reviews of important tracts published on Indian dance, drama and related arts: in the past decade or so. This is a first-time effort of its kind.