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Abhinaya-Candrika and Odissidance (In 2 Volumes)

 
Sushma Kulshreshtha (Author) A.C. Sarangi (Author)
Synopsis The book presents "Abhinaya-Candrika' only Orissan text found exclusively devoted to Odissi Dance. In this work contemporary Odissi dance is compared with the text. For the first time this text sees the light of the day in its fully edited form. Odissi dance had crossed international borders since the mid fifties, this key book though referred by the exponents in all the practical applications, it was not available as a handbook to the dancers. This book was a long awaited dream to the Odissi practitioners and the teachers. Here a long felt need of the scholars and aficonados of the Odissi dance is met with. Like all the age old forms of art Odissi dance has its own share of ambiguities and area of obscurity. Here an humble attempt is made to explore, unveil and define the theories, terms and their contexts through the text ‘Abhinaya-Candrika’ and the practicing form as it is seen today.
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About the author

Sushma Kulshreshtha

D.Phill., S.Litt., F.R.A.S. (London) Ex. Visiting University Professor of Sanskrit, Ranchi University, Rachi. Member, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. B.A. (1962) 1st class, Banaras Hindu University; M.A. Sanskrit (1964) 1st class 1st Vikram University, Ujjain; D.Phil. (1969) Allahabad University; Diploma in Pali Language & Literature (1972)1st Position with Distinction, University of Delhi; Puranetihasacarya (1981)1st class Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, D.Litt. (1989) Randhi University. Teaching Sanskrit in Daulat Ram College & University of Delhi since 1966. Guiding M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars since 1970. Sponsored and nominated by ICHR, ICSSR, UGC, Deptt. of Culture, Ministry of HRD & ICCR, Govt. of India, participated, presented papers and organized panels in VI World Sanskrit Conference at Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, USA in 1984, VII World Sanskrit Conference at Kern Institute. University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1987, VIII Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies at University of California. Berkeley, USA in 1987, XXXIII Interational Congress of Asian and North African Studies at University of Toronto, Canada in 1990, VIII World Sanskrit Conference at University of Viena, Austria in 1990, IX World Sanskrit Conference at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Autralia in 1994, V & VI Sakyadhita International Conference of Buddhist Women at Phnon Penh, Combodia in 1997-98 and at Lumbini, Nepal in 2000 respectively and international Conference on Sansrit in South East Asia at Silpakorna University, Bangkok, Thiland in 2001. Participated in 151 sessions of the World Sanskrit Conference, All India Oriental Conference, Indian Philosphical Congress, Akhila Bharatha Darsana Parisad, All India Kalidasa Samaroha, U.G.C. Seminars and NCERT workshops and presented papers. Books Published – 50 : (i) Samskrta-Gitanjali 1973. (ii) Brhattrayi: eka tulanatmaka adhyayana, 1983. (iii) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Vadana-kala, 1986. (iv) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Sangita-kala, 1988. (v) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Pasupksi-sangita, 1989. (vi) Meghaduta-Sangita-Pallavi, 1990. (vii) Samskrta-Sangita-Vaijayanti, 1991. (viii) Rtusamhara-Sangita-Surabhi, 1992. (ix) Prabhakara-Narayana-Srih, 1993. (x) Gems of Indian Music and Musicology, 1994. (xi) Erotics in Kalidasa-I: Nayakanayikagunalankara, 1995. (xii) Jewels in Sanskrit and Musicology, 1995. (xiii) Srirubhasacaritam, 1996. (xiv) Gems of Buddhism, 1996. (xv) Samskrta-Sangita-Ratnasati, 1996. (xvi) Art of Embrace & Kissing, 1998. (xvii) Art of Nali Marks & Amorous Biting, 1999. (xviii) Kavayitri-Kanthabharanam, 2000. (xix) Amrta-Nirjhari: Ya Srstih Srasturadya, 2000. (xx) Sabdarthasaundarya-Sahastracandri, 2001. Reasearch Papers: 125 articles and research papers published in reputed Journals, Felicitation and Commemoration Volumes in India and abroad. Elected Member of the Executive Committee of All India Oriental Conference (1976-86, 1990-2002). Elected President of the Technical Sciences & Fine Arts and Pali & Buddhism Sections of the 33rd, 36th, 39th, 40th and 41st AIOC and Jt. Secretary of the 38th AIOC. Awards and Laurels: (i) Samskrta Siksaka Puraskara, Delhi Sanskri Akademi. (ii) Samskrta Sahitya Puraskara’ U.P. Sanskrit Sansthan, Lucknow for the years 1996, 1998 and 1999 (Thrice). (iii) Banabhatta Sammana, UPSS, Lucknow for the year 2000. (iv) Felicitated in Limca Book of Records-2002.

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Bibliographic information

Title Abhinaya-Candrika and Odissidance (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 817854010x
length 319p.