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Manipuri Dance: An assessment On History And Presentation

Sruti Bandopadhay (Author)
Synopsis In the rich tradition of the Indian Classical dance,Manipuri Dance has a notable contribution.The book Manipuri dance – An assessment on history and presentation is an in depth study with roots deep into the anthropology,sociology and cultural milieu of the land of Manipur.It covers all the features ,aspects and facets of AMnipuri dance and offers an exhaustive thereotical and practical view of the form.Songs,rhythmic patterns,hand gestures and feet movements are offered as particulars. The three main branches of Manipuri dance-the laiharaoba,the samkirtana,and the raslila has been dealt in details,while the contribution of the different personalities in and outside Manipur have been put forward for redy references to the students ,scholars,researchers and dance lovers of Indian dance.An exclusive chapter on the role of the graet poet Rabindranath tagore to uphold Manipuri dances has also adorned this book.
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About the author

Sruti Bandopadhay

Dr. Sruti Bandopadhyay is one of the foremost Manipuri dance artists of India,having awarded the ‘Top’ grade by national television. Trained under such famous personalities like Guru bipin Singh,Smt Kalavati Devi,Padamsree Darshana Jhaveri,Ojha Babu Singh,Ojha Gourakisor Sharma,she has performed in various national and international festivals for the last 30 years.She received the Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) of University grants Commission of India to research for her doctoral thesis titled ‘The influence of madhurarasa on the development of Indian Classical Dances’.Sruti is now an established dance scholar with a PhD in dance.She is engaged as a professor in dance,at Rabindra Bharati University and served the Department as the chair. Apart from teaching at the post graduate level,supervising research and doctoral works,writing books and articles,she reregularly performs,conductsa workshops and lectures on dance.her choreographies Bajao re moana banshi,Offerings,Alo,Bharat-tirtha,vasantarasa,Gita Govinda and Bhakirasasudhasara have gained acclaim.

Sruti is associated with different universities in India and abroad.She was awarded the visiting lecturer Fulbright Fellowship to teach Manipuri and lecture on Indian dances in the department of World Arts and Culture,University of California,USA.She also lectured in the University of California,San Diego,Berkley,State University of California,Longbeach and University of Queensland,Brisbane.Her recent Manipuri dance performances in South Africa were well received.She is awarded the 2009 Lalitkala ratna award by Sri lalita Kala Academy,Mysore.

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Bibliographic information

Title Manipuri Dance: An assessment On History And Presentation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8182902088, 9788182902084
length 432p., 4p. Illustrations; Map; 28cm.