Rukmini Devi Arundale, 1904-1986: A Visionary Architect of Indian Culture and the Performing Arts

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Avanthi Meduri
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 2005 - Bharata natyam - 258 pages
The essay in this book endeavour to capture the multifaceted cultural and aesthetic legacy of Rukmini Devi preserved both in India and international scholars, including dance cirtics, dance administrators, dancers, dance teachers, bueraucrats, and alumni of the world-renowned lalakshetra arts institution that Rukmini Devi founded in 1936. The essaysalso discuss Rukmini Devi`s aesthetic vision in relation to history,to tradition, her creation of ensemble dance-drama productions, and contemporary dance in the United Kingdom.
 

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Contents

CHAPTERS
27
Rukmini Devi as a Teacher Guide and Mother
55
Rukmini Devi as a Theosophist
61
Rukmini Devi and Animal Welfare
67
Rukmini Devi and the Vegetarian Village
81
A Builder of Institutions
91
Krishnaveni Lakshmanan
101
A Beacon Light
107
Rukmini Devis Approach to Tradition and Beyond
139
Reviving and Reforming Tradition in Contemporary
145
Her New Visions
155
DanceDrama
161
The Birth of Bharatanatyam and the Sanskritized Body
173
Rukmini Devi and Sanskritization
195
Rethinking the Classical
225
Questions from
247

Remembering a Legend
115
Rukmini Devis
123

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