Natya Shastra Lectures at Kalakshetra

CHENNAI, INDIA, May 15, 2017 (YouTube, Press Release by Bharat Gupt): You will be happy to know that I have uploaded 25 hours of my lectures delivered in Kalakshetra Chennai, India. They begin with the first and go up to 53 videos. The lectures-interactions provided a detailed exposition of all the principles of performance in each of the 36 chapters of the Natya Shastra (Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts at least 2,000 years old) and have been related to the present genres of performance such as plays, cinema and sculpture. The text and the ensuing discussion made a springboard to analyse and contrast many classical ideas with Indian modernity not only in the area of performing arts but in the approach to life as a whole.

Source: Hinduism Today