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Kathak Sagar

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Item Code: NAG621
Author: Dr. Bharti Gupta
Publisher: Radha
Language: English
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 8174873430
Pages: 229 (52 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 390 gms

About the Author

 

Swimming and Kathak may not have a mutual relationship but the renowned dancer Bharti Gupta has been able to establish a relationship between the two and the combined effect is aptly reflected in her personality.

 

Dr. Bharti has been able to pursue many diverse fields and establish an equation among them to derive maximum advantage. An M.A. in political science followed by B.Ed, an ace swimmer at national level, a master exponent of Kathak dance, a Sangitacharya from Prayag Sangeet Samiti for her thesis on Adhyatm (spirituality) in Kathak are only a few of mile-stones in her life which are indeed interesting as well as inspiring.

 

Dr. Bharti started her training under senior Gurus at a tender age of ten. Her performances exhibit the virtuosity of both Lucknow and Jaipur Gharanas. She is committed to innovations and experimentation.

 

She has performed both in India and overseas and continues to perform. She was honoured with a Gold medal at Design Expo at Nagoya, Japan. She was awarded Shringarmani in 1992 (Mumbai) and Pragyan Samman at Delhi (1994). These days she teaches Kathak at Mumbai, is an examiner for Gandharva Sangeet Vidyalaya, free lance Journalist and engaged in research work on Kathak.

 

Contents

 

Preface

v-vi

CHAPTER - l

1-30

1.

Origin of Dance

1

2.

Tandava and Lasya

3

3.

History of Indian Dance

6

4.

Classical Dances of India

13

5.

Folk Dances of India

21

6.

Comparative Study of Kathak Dance and Folk Dance

30

CHAPTER - 2

31-55

1.

Gharanas of Kathak

31

2.

A Comparative Study of Lucknow, Jaipur and Banaras Gharanas

36

3.

Biographies of Kathak Gurus

38

4.

Western Dances

51

5.

Modern Dances

53

CHAPTER - 3

56-110

1.

Catagories of Nayaks (Heroes) and Nayikas (Heroines)

56

2.

Ashta Nayika or Avasthagat Nayika

61

3.

Mudras: Hand Gestures

63

4.

Rasa and Bhava

75

5.

Rasa Nishpatti

80

6.

Abhinaya

85

7.

The Ten Prans of Taal

91

8.

Standard Words relating to Dance

95

9.

Accessories used in Kathak Dance

106

CHAPTER - 4

111-119

1.

Natya, Nrit and Nritya

111

2.

Selection and Use of Anklets (Ghunghroos)

112

3.

Good and Bad Qualities of Dancers

113

4.

Successful Performance, Rule, Sequence and Precautions

115

5.

Shirobhed

117

6.

Drushtibhed

118

7.

Bhrukruti or Bhru Sanchalan

119

CHAPTER - 5

120-154

1.

Storylines of Kathak

120

2.

Types of Musical Instruments

135

3.

Knowledge of Musical aspect

139

4.

Introduction of ‘Ragaas’

141

5.

Singing Styles

145

6.

Bhatkhande or Vishnudigamber Taal Notation

149

7.

Types of Taal Formations in North and South India

150

8.

A Comparative Study of Taal System in Kamatic and Hindustani Style

154

CHAPTER - 6

155-215

1.

Thah, Dugun, Tugun and Chowgun of Different Taals

155

2.

Dance Notations in Jhaptaal

193

3.

Dance Notations in Ektaal

199

4.

Dance Notations in Dhamaar

204

5.

Dance Notations in Panchamsawari

210

6.

Dance Notations in Teentaal

216

 

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