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Devadasi : Dancing Damsel

Kali Prasad Goswami

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ISBN 10: 8176481300 / ISBN 13: 9788176481304
Published by APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2000
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Contents Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Origin of Indian classical dance. 2. Land people and religion of Assam. 3. Origin and spread of Saivism. 4. Dance and Siva. 5. Origin of Devadasi dance. 6. Spread of Devadasi dance in the temples of Assam. 7. A study in the songs. Index. Devadasi virgin temple dancer is prevalent in India since the pre Vedic days. The book presents a discussion on this dance form in seven chapters. In the first four chapters the author discusses the beginning of classical dance land people and religion of Assam as well as origin and spread of Saivism and how the Great God Siva (Nataraja) was associated with it. In the following two chapters he speaks of antiquity and popularity of Devadasi dance. In the seventh and last chapter he analyses the significance of the songs. The book contains 22 songs with bol of Devadasi dance of Assam. 92 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 76700

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Title: Devadasi : Dancing Damsel

Publisher: APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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On the beginning of classical dance, land, people and religion, with special reference to devadasi dance of Assam; also includes 22 songs for the dance.

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