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Dancing Bodies of Devotion: Fluid Gestures in Bharata Natyam

Dancing Bodies of Devotion: Fluid Gestures in Bharata Natyam

  • Author: Zubko, Katherine C.
Zubko argues for Bhakti rasa (aesthetic flavor of devotion) in the classical Indian dance form bharata natyam, and suggests, through ethnographic examples, that there are multiple ways of embodying... More…

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Contents

  • Part I : Religious Bodies
  • Chapter 1 : Rasa: A Taste of the Divine
  • Chapter 2 : Balasaraswati and Krishna Ni Begane Baro
  • Chapter 3 : Francis Barboza and Christian Themes
  • Conclusion Bhakti Rasa: A Re-Personalized Aesthetic of Devotion
  • Part II : Cultural Bodies
  • Chapter 4 : Rasa and Bhakti as Indian Categories
  • Chapter 5 : Dhananjayans' Sanghamitra
  • Chapter 6 : Kalai Kaviri's Gayatri Mantra
  • Conclusion Is there an Indian way of dancing devotion?
  • Part III : Ethical Bodies
  • Chapter 7 : Natya as Visual Education and the Ethics of Rasa
  • Chapter 8 : Dhananjayans' Stree (Woman)
  • Chapter 9 : Monica Cooley's Subhasitam: Morality Tales of India and Bhagavad Gita Sabdam
  • Conclusion An Ethics of Bhakti Rasa: Performance of a Moral Mood
  • Part IV : Pluralistic Bodies
  • Chapter 10 : Unity and Multiplicity of Rasa
  • Chapter 11 : Malini Srinivasan and Sufi Qawwali
  • Chapter 12 : Tehreema Mitha and Ratt Jaga (The Vigil)
  • Conclusion Revisiting "Unity in Diversity"
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary Illustrated
  • Glossary of Gestures