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Theory & Practice of Kalasa Karanas & Sthanaka-Mandala Bheda from Kumbharaja's NrtyaRatnakosa

Sandhya Purecha (Translator) Bhavan's Book University

The book is a research work on the topic 'Theory and Practice of Kalasa Karanas and Sthanaka - Mandala Bheda' from Kumbharaja's NrtyaRatnaKosa to the sincere lovers of Dance.

The book exhibits Dr. Sandhya Purecha's deep knowledge in the subject and her research acumen coupled with aesthetically perfect performances. The illustrations presented in the book are not only supporting but they orient the reader with the point through lucidity of language and clarity in thought. A book of such kind was a need of time for all those in the field for it explores some unexplored areas like Kalasa etc. Dr. Sandhya has widely discussed the concept of Kalasa and thrown a food of light with different sub-chapters thereon which are titled as Vidyut-Kalasa, Khadya-Kalasa, Baka-Kalasa etc. The chapter II discusses the Sthanaka-Mandalas in details in more than 150 pages and acquaints the reader with the concept in detail.

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About the author

Sandhya Purecha

Dr. Ms. Sandhya Purecha prosecuted her higher studies in the Bombay University and particularly Wilson College, Mumbai. In the year 1986, she stood second in B.A. from Bombay University with distinction in Sanskrit, and won five prizes. In the year 1988, she completed her M.A. with distinction from Bombay University in Sanskrit in Alamkar Shastra as her principle subject. Thereafter she secured LL.B. Degree in the year 1994. In the year 2001, she was awarded Ph.D. degree by the Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur. She was also awarded the best child actress award by the Govt. of Maharashtra in the year 1978. The Govt. of India conferred on her National Fellowship for the year 1998-2000 for research on natyashastra. She has also earned good reputation by her performances on the National and International levels. She received the benefit of learning under the guidance of the great Guru Acharya Parvatikumar for Bharata Natyam & the basic training in folk was under Shri Ramesh Purav. It is worthy of note that she has participated in several Seminars held at different places and earned meed of praise from the experts. She has also developed academic interest and her ten valuable paper are published in the research journals related to dance. So far the twenty essays as connected with dance and written by Dr. Ms. Purecha have seen the light of the day. At present she is working as a director of Kala Parichaya, Mumbai and has given the benefit of her knowledge to about 3000 students out of whom about 20 students have got national recognition. She is also connected with the Sarfojiraje Bhosale Bharatanatyam Training and Research Centre in the capacity of the Hon’ble Secretary & Managing Director. At present she is working on the critical edition of Nrityadhyaya of Sangita Darpanam with the practical insight. In near future she has also determined to print an English rendering of Nritya Ratna Kosha of Kumbha Raja. Thus in Dr. Ms. Sandhya Purecha’s personality there is a harmonious combination of academic flavour and practical wisdom in the domain of dance.

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Bibliographic information

Title Theory & Practice of Kalasa Karanas & Sthanaka-Mandala Bheda from Kumbharaja's NrtyaRatnakosa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xxiv+219p., Col. Illustrations; 25cm.