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Tales from the Hindu Dramatists

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ISBN-10: 1557429154

ISBN-13: 9781557429155

Edition: N/A

Authors: R. Dutta

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The Sanskrit drama is said to have been invented by the sage Bharata, who lived at a very remote period of Indian history and was the author of a system of music. The earliest references to the acted drama are to be found in the Mahabhashya, which mentions representations of the Kansabadha and the Balibadha, episodes in the history of Krishna. Indian tradition describes Bharat as having caused to be acted before the gods a play representing the Svayamvara of Lakshmi. Tradition further makes Krishna and his cowherdesses the starting point of the Sangita, a representation consisting of a mixture of song, music, and dancing. The Gitagovinda is concerned with Krishna, and the modern Yatras…    
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Publisher: Wildside Press, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Language: English