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Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.


Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Hinduism — Religious Studies.

1 A term widely applied to Vaiṣṇavas (i.e. devotees of Viṣṇu and Kṛṣṇa) of all traditions.

2 The name

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Bharata Muni

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Hinduism — Indian Music.

The name of the legendary sage and mythical first ‘actor’ to whom ‘The Drama Manual’ (Nāṭyaśāstra) is ascribed.

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Bharata Nāṭyam

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Hinduism — Indian Music — Dance.

The most widely practised and the most popular classical dance form of south India. Bharata Nāṭyam, in itspresent form,

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Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Religious Studies — Hinduism — Theatre — Indian Music.

(c.4th–5th century ce)

Widely considered the greatest Sanskrit dramatist and poet. He almost certainly lived in northern

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Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music — Hinduism — Dance.

Classical dance of north India. In the olden days stories from the epics and mythology were narrated by professional story-tellers

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Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music — Dance.

Some aspects of the Manipuri traditional dance have been discussed in the entryNaṭasangeet.

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Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Religious Studies — Dance — Indian Music — Buddhism.

1 Hand gestures, usually accompanied by mantras. Considered to be the deity, or aspects of the deity, in the

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Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Theatre — Dance — Indian Music — Theatre.

The most ancient extant text on Indian dramaturgy, the Nāṭyaśāstra is believed to have been written sometime between the second

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