Drama and Ritual of Early Hinduism

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994 - Hindu drama - 141 pages
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Drama and Ritual of Early Hinduism sets out to explore the foundations of theatre in ritual practice. In a careful, systematic way Lidova lays out a process by which the classical Sanskrit theatre may have come into existence. Scholars have wrestled with this question for centuries. Because of this work we have a better understanding of the process. The work is bound to encourage further speculation about this topic in the years to come.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
7
CHAPTER II
53
CHAPTER III
95
NOTES
119
INDEX
137
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