Classical Dances of India
Treatise on the four classical Indian dances- by Kay Ambrose
The Classical Dance and Costumes of India by Kay Ambrose steers clear of the twin evils of writing :the learned writing for the learned and the dilettante writing for others of his class. It treats the four classical school of Indian dance- Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kathak and Manipuri-with understanding and objectivity. The reader is provided with a sketch of Indian mythology and music before he is exposed to the dance proper which are presented in such a manner that none will experience any difficulty in learning the divine and mundane aspects of these schools of dance.