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Title : Silappatikaram - A Fresh Approach
Author : Delhi Kendra
Pages : 270
Price : Rs 375
ISBN : 978-81-7276-565-1

About the book:

This volume is an important part of Bhavan's series on Gita, Nritya and Natya is edited by R. Nagaswamy & Bharat Gupt.
The Tamil Epic Silappatikaram stands unparalled in revealing through a love story a detailed account of the historical, geographical and cultural background of three important kingdoms of South India, the Chola, Pandya and Chera. It brings a forth a period that saw a highly evolved Gita, Nritya and Natya.
At the dharmic level, Silappatikaram re-iterates through Kannagi, the profound narrative of the devoted wives, the pativratas like Sita, Anusuya, Draupadi, Tara, Savitri, Damayanti, Shakuntala and several others. At the social level, it establishes the spiritual, aesthetic, and commercial value of plastic and performing arts, of the shilpas, of dance, music and poetry.

About The Author : Delhi Kendra :
The foundation stone for Bhavans Delhi Kendra was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India on March 31, 1952. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India inaugurated it on May 16, 1957.

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