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Shringara in classical Indian Dance

Shringara, known as ‘the mother of all rasas’, gives way to exquisite and multiple ranges of emotions connected with love and compassion. Presented by India International Centre, Shringara in classical Indian dance saw the Book Launch, Performance & Discussion on the Rasa of Shringara. The book was edited by Sharon Lowen and esteemed speakers such as Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Scholar, Cultural Activist, Guru & Choreographer, Sh. Kumar Tuhin, DG ICCR & Former Ambassador to Hungary, Dr. Shovana Narayan, Educationist, Choreographer, Kathak Guru, Vidushi Sharon Lowen, Performing Artist, Guru, Write &  editor of the book were present for the discussion session along with Chairperson Dr. Karan Singh. The book launch and discussion were concluded with a stunning performance given by Nitisha Nanda, Vishwanathan Mangaraj

Dr. Shovana Narayan and Sanjay Arya

About the book:

Insights into the shared and unique understanding and performance of shringara in various classical Indian dance traditions contextualized by Guru Lakshmi Vishwanathan’s overview of Śṛṅgāra in Nāṭya (communicative dance).  Performing artist /scholars of seven of India’s classical dance traditions share the history and development of interpreting Sringara in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Mohiniattam, Sattriya, Kathak and Odissi, by respectively, Kamalini Dutt, Anuradha Jonnalagadda, Anupama Kylash, Bharati Shivaji, Anwesa Mahanta, Shovana Narayan and Editor Sharon Lowen

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