A Votive Offering
THE ART OF MOHINIYATTAM by Bharati Shivaji Lancer Publications, 1987, 107 pp., 200
Jan-Feb 1987, volume 11, No 1

Bharathi Shivaji’s book The Art of Mohiniyattam is a practitioner’s rich tribute to this art form. Contrary to Shanta Rao’s apprehension (as echoed in the preface) about the inadequacy of words vis-a-vis gestures and movements on stage, to delineate the technique of dance, this book represents a meeting-ground for literature and art, where articulation is wholesomely supplement¬ed by photographic and grahic illustra¬tions to enable even the lay reader apprehend the rich nuances of this dance form.

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