[Great Transition in India Series 17] Introduction to Bharata's Nātya-Śāstra
Nātya-Śāstra is one of the oldest books on Indian theatre and performance. Excellence of Nātya-Śāstra derives from the fact that it is the first to explain not just plays, but music, dance and performance in general. Althought it is short, as the author reveals in preface, he attempts to express the eminence of Nātya-Śāstra in generally understandable language using his own experience.
Author: Adya Rangacharya
Translator: Lee Choonho (HK Professor of Institute of Indian Studies)