Overview for Nayika Bheda in Kathak: Abhinava Grantha Mala: Dvitiya Puspa
Nayika Bheda in Kathak deals with various types of heroines with respect to their mental setup and apparent behaviour. Women are ever unpredictable. A close study of their behaviour right from an early age can provide a clue to dealing with them. Various female characters in Natya, i.e. Drama, revolve around her temperament, and attitude towards life as a whole. Drama attempts to portray true picture of women hitherto called Nayika. Kathak dance is rich in this respect. It presents various facets of Nayika through a number of Kavittas, Thumaris and the like. However, contrary to general notion, Kathak leads the viewer to higher and sacred levels of Sringara Rasa.
Chetana Jyotishi (Author)
Born on 18th December 1961, Dr Chetana Jyotishi, received training of Kathak from Late Guru Kalyanadas Mahant and Guru Ramlal Ji of Raigarh Darbar in Guru Sisya Parampara. She obtained her master's degree in Kathak Dance under the able discipleship of Late Prof. P.D. Asirvadam and prof. Mandavi Singh, topping the University Merit List in 1988. Earlier she had cleared B.Ed . in 1986 with flying colours.She was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 1996 under the distinguished guidance of Late Prof. Premlata Sarma and received JRF & SRF for the same. She received The Senior Fellowship of Ministry of Culture, Government of India in the year 2005. An exhaustive text titled " Kathak Kalpadruma" was published in 2002. The Sangita Nataka Akademi New Delhi entrusted her and Dr. Anil Beohar with an abridge translation of the Gujrati text on Music " Sangit Kalaghar". The book has been published by Sangita Nataka Akademi, New Delhi, in 2006. Apart from writing thought provoking books, she has to her credit a good number of stage performances on various prestigious forums of the country.