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Dance Books List

Hundreds of books are available on Indian dance, but here are a few listings. It would be impossible to list every one, however, so your additions are welcome.

For Carnatic books, please see this page. Please keep in mind that not all of them are available anymore. The full list was kindly provided by Mrinalini Reddy.

Aadi Bharatha Kala Manjari Navasandhi Gavuthuvam - with swara thalam-
Ponnaiya Chinnaiya Sivanandham Vadivel K.P.Sivanan- dham K.P.Kittappa

AbhinayaNavaneetha Abhinaya Sarasambuda - Chetlur NarayanaIyengar Thanjavur
Panchapa kesa nattuvanar nayaha nayika bhavalakshanam rasa parimalam bhava prakasam nalvahai bedhangal hasthalakshanangal

Abhiraya tharpanam moolamum uraiyum Veeraragavaiyan Tamil translation

Bharatha isaiyum Thanjai Nalvarum – Isai Perarignar K.P. Kittappa

Bharatha Nattiyakalai- Kalaimamani Saraswathi –Fame of
Bharathanatiyam,Varieties of dance,various angas of Bharathanattiyam,
Lakshana of Bharatha asan, Nadanamadhin lakshana,varieties of adavu, kaalangalin abhinayam,parts of theory exam of Bharatha nattiyam

Bharatha Senapathiyam Moolamum Uraiyum – Dr.Vu.Ve.Swaminatha iyer

Bharathakalai Kotpadu- Padma Subramaniam anga abinayam varieties of natanam,adavu, thalam,natana uruppadigal,bharathiya pamara nadanangal,melnattu nadanangal

BharathaNatiyaMuthiraiAgarathi –K .P.Bhaskar

Bharatharnavam Nandhigeshwarar – K.Vasudeva sasthri(Tamil,English ,Sanskrit)hand mudhras, hasthangal, asaivugal, varieties of drushties,padha asaivugal

Dance Pieces in Marathi-Sarabhoji Raja A.Krishnaswami madhik Rao Sahib G.Nagaraja rao,Sahithyam by Sarabhoji Raja for Nattiya uruppadigal in Maratti language (18 uruppadigal with swaram )

Devendra Kuravanchi Drama in Marathi Saraboji Maharaja Sanskrit

Five Marathi Dance dramas- Thanjavur arasargal –composer N.Viswanathan Tamil,Hindi Markandeyan karai Sakundhalam, kamalamba, Thyakesa parinayam Parvathi kalyanam, Meenakshi kalyanam

Five Tamizhisai Natiya Nadahangal Thiru.V.Venugopalan Bhoologa Devendra Vilasam Chandrika Hasai Vilasam Sahasi kura vanchi Kaveri Kalyanam kattiyakaran uraiyadal

Gangai Muthupillai Natya nanool Isaimani Muthamizh Asan K.Sangiranar

Geetha Govindha Maha kavyam- Nruthya lakshana sahitham K.Vasudeva Sasthri Tamil,Sanskrit

Javali – Gowri Kuppuswami – Hariharan with swaram Dharmapuri subbarayar,Pattabi Ramaiya, Pattanam Subramanya Iyer, Karur Dhakshina murthy, S.N.Mariappa 44 kruthis

Kalaiarasi RukmaniDevi kanda kalaikoil Kamala Rani

Kumara Lingar Kuravanchi – Dr.Vu.Ve.Swaminathaiyer

MahaBharatha Choodamani yennum Bhava ragathala singarathi – First three athyayangal Publisher R.Viswanatha iyer

Mathuta margam-Madurai N.Krishnan nattiya padalgal-with Anjali, jatheeswaram, saptham, padham, keerthanai,thillana jatheeswaram – Madurai margam thillana - each cassette

Mohini vilasa Kuravanchi – Dance Drama Mahakavi Saptharishi Tamil ,Sanskrit

Nadana manigalin Diary- Natya charya Sri S.Bala chandra Raju

NadanaMuthiraigal – Natya charya Sri S.Bala chandra Raju Natana Adaivugal Details and varieties of Natyacharya S.Balachandra Raju adaivugal

Nattiya Pattisai Thanjai Sarapendra Bhoopala Kuravanji -Gnana Kulendran with swaram

Nattiya Thunaivan-Balachandra raju O/p Nattiyam Amaippathu yeppadi – Natyacharya Balachandra raju

NattiyaSasthraSankraha –D.Chandrasekar(Tamil, English, Sanskrit), Part – 1, Part – 2

Navarasa malai – Details of Bala rasangalin Urpathi rasam and Ananda thandavam

Nruthya Geethanjali Part – 2 Veena seshaiyer – English, Tamil (pushpanchali, atheeswaram, saptham, padhavarnam,Tharuvarnam) 22 kruthis

Nruthya Geethanjali Part – 3 Veena seshiyer- with English,Tamil swaram 57 kruthis (Padham, javali, thillana, nattupura nadanam, keerthanam, mangalam)

Nruthya Geethanjali Part – 4 Veena seshiyer with English,Tamil swaram 44 kruthis(geetham, thana varnam, keerthanam, mangalam)

Nruthya GeethanjaliPart–1Veenaseshaiyerwith jatheeswaram,padham,javali,thillana swaram

Nruthya Manjari- NatyacharyaBalachandra raju -with saptham,jatheeswaram, javali, padhangal, padhavarnam, thillana swaram

NruthyaGeethaMala–Rajinarayan,Tamil, English, Sanskrit keerthanai Padham, Javali, Thillana, Saptham (Part –1 & 2)each

Sankaradas swamigal nadaga padalgal-with notes of swarathalam of D.A.Danapandian

Sankeetham-Nruthyapadham-A.Krishnaswami MahadhikRao varnam swarajathi padham

Sapdham yennum thala cholkattu-composed by Bharatham Kasinathakavi,Kasimannar Bharatham Naranakavi

Sita Kalyanamu (Sita Kalyanam) Bhagavatha Mela Isai Nattiya Nadagam Publisher N.Viswa-nathan Tamil ,Sanskrit

Swabhotha Bharatha Navaneetham- Bharatha Natiya kalabhooshanam Mangudi Durai Rajaiyer Guru sishya lakshanangal rasa parimalam details of sadana ashtavidha nayakikal dasavadhara hastha abinayangal

Tamil Isai Padalgalum Nattiya padhandalum-composed by Vasudeva kavi-published by Tamil Vidwan N.Srinivasan

Tamil Padangal – Gowri Kuppuswamy Hariharan with swaram 30 keerthanaigal Muthu Thandavar Vedanayakam Pillai Kavi Kunjara Bharathi Papavinacha Mudhliar Mooku pulavar Ganam Krishnaiyer Subbarama Iyer

Thala bhava tharangini A.P.Haridoss kalaiyin kattumanangal nathathin gananayangal nattu vanga muraigal theermanangal

Thanjavur Nalvar (Ponnaiya mani malai) - Ponnaiya Chinnaiya Sivanandham Vadivel K.P.Sivanandham K.P.Kittappa – with swaram jatheesawaram saptham chowkavarnam or padha varnam ragamalika javali thillana

Thillana - Gowri Kuppuswamy Hariharan with swaram36keerthanaigalLalgudiJayaraman Bala-murali krishna S.Kalyanaraman R.Venugopal D.Soudaiya

Three Tamizhisai Nadahangal

Thyakesapadas of sagaji Maharaj-N.Viswa-nathan Sanskrit

Varnamalai-Papanasam Sivan - with swaram - cassette

DRAMA

Bharatha natiya sasthiram –Sriramadesikan

Bharatha natiyam-Aranthai Maniyan

Chozhar Kalai pani-S.R.Balasubramaniam-Ancient temples of Tamail nadu-Chozhar kalai, munthaiyakalai,idaikkalam,pirpattachozharkalam

Karaikalammaiyar-thenninthiya isaiyin thai-Gnambigai Kulendran

Markandeyacharithram-MelatturVenkitaramaSastry

Mathanga Choolamani-Vipulananda Swamigal- A Tamil DramaBook-Iyal vagai onbdhu suvaigal-history of dasarupaka – nattiyathin varaivilakkanam

Muthaiyendrar kuravanji-NadanakasinathanM.A.

Muthra vidhanam

Nadahak kalai- Berdolt brecht-translated in Tamil by Mu.Ramaswami-Bhavya pani nadaha kalaiyum athan sramangalaum,nattupura nadagam -nadahakkalai for entertainment or for education

Payira Vruthi Chozhavandanur-Arasan Shanmuganar

Sanga Ilakkiyathil Kalaiyum Kalai kotpadum- MunaivarK.V.Balasubramaniam-Sanga ilakiyathil Kalaivazhvu,Isaikalai,Adarkalai, Oviyakalai, Sirpakalai,Kalaikotpadugal

Sankrit pathangal-Vasudeva Kavi

Siruthonda Nayanar Isai Natakam- Sri Renganatha Upadhyayar

Sundara moorthy nayanar yaksha ganam

Tamizh NadahamThotramumValarchiyum–Dr.Palani Arangasami

Thamizh nadakamalar(Munaivar Na.Aranamuruval)

Thamizhaga medai nadaka penn kalaignargal - kurippedu

Thamizhaga nattupura kalaigal-iyal, isai, nadakam-Amarnath

Thamizhil naveena nadakam-panpadaga arangu Parampariyamum naveenathuvamum- Thamizh nadakathin indriaya nilai, aranga aattam – marabum naveenamum

Thiruthala pathangal-composed by SakasiMannar

Visakathirar muthra rakshasam-Vidwan E.K.Natesa Sarma

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updated on 03/20/2009