Author: Amrita Kumar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171672078
A part of Classic India series, this pictorial book is a collector's item, and a visual delight.
Indian classical dance is the embodiment of a whole range of expressions which include fantasy and yogic discipline. The different forms represent the meeting points of three arts: music, drama and dance.
Though highly defined and codified, they are perceived primarily as a form of worship, as homage to the Almighty. Their classicism lies in the continuity of an unbroken history of over five thousand millennia, one which overwhelms yet inspires.
The Classic India series portrays the panorama of India's cultural heritage. For centuries India was perceived as the land of fabulous riches, of wisdom, of mystique and romance. It is this magic that the series capture. It provides a window to one of the world's most ancient civilizations - anachronistic at times but most often vibrant and alive today.