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art of Mohiniyāttam by Bharati Shivaji.

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Published by Lancer International in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Kerala.


  • Dance -- India -- Kerala

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About the Edition

Study of a classical dance form of Kerala.

Edition Notes

Statementtext, Bharati Shivaji ; photographs, Avinash Pasricha.
ContributionsPasricha, Avinash.
LC ClassificationsGV1703.I482 K473 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 107 p., [5] p. of plates :
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2361937M
ISBN 108170620031
LC Control Number86903433

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The Art of Mohiniyattam Hardcover – Import, 1 Dec by Bharati Shivaji (Author)Author: Bharati Shivaji. About the Author. The unknown links that existed between the performing art forms which were practiced by women in a Kerala of the distant past had always intrigued Nirmala Panikar. As a reputed scholar and teacher of some of Kerala’s most treasured ancient women’s performing art forms including Mohiniyattam, Nangiarkoothu and Thiruvathirakkali. While discussing about various performing art forms of Kerala, renowned poet Kunchan Nambiar in his 17th century book ‘Gosha Yatra’ mentioned about Mohiniyattam. By that time this dance form had emerged as one of the classical art forms of the state. Mohiniyattam is a lasya subgenre of dance, performed in the Kaisiki vritti (graceful style), as discussed in ancient Indian performance arts texts such as the Natya Shastra. More specifically, it is a dance that excels in Ekaharya Abhinaya form, that is a solo expressive dance performance aided by singing and music. [8].

Mohiniyattam gives you a visual treat. 16th century is the originated period of Mohiniyattam. Basically, the art form Mohiniyattam reveals something colorful and it has everything that you would prefer from an art form. It plays in a solo mode of dance. Mohiniyattam is a graceful art form and it can be defined as a classic dance vision of Kerala. Bharathi Shivaji’s book The Art of Mohiniyattam is a practitioner’s rich tribute to this art form. Contrary to Shanta Rao’s apprehension (as echoed in the preface) about the inadequacy of words vis-a-vis gestures and movements on stage, to delineate the technique of dance, this book represents a meeting-ground for literature and art, where articulation is wholesomely . - Buy Mohiniyattam (Dances of India) book online at best prices in India on Read Mohiniyattam (Dances of India) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(4). The interesting fact to be noted is she was the first Mohiniyattam dancer to be given the ‘Kalaimamani’ by the Lifestyle Books and Art 25 Jun The art of dance. Lifestyle, Books and Art.