Cultural Rhythms in Emotions,
Narratives & Dance

By Nita Mathur
September 2002
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
ISBN: 81-215-0993-9
225 pages, Illustrated (with color plates), 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
$47.50 hardcover

This work identifies the interplay between dance & lifestyle in the specific context of Tamil Brahmin culture. It discusses the cultural construction of identity in the matrix of symbolic configurations, experience & expressions of emotions, rituals, dance and life philosophy. The author covers the people, their settlements, sectarian markings, rhythms in daily life, households, the roots of dance education, dance technique, dress, body & speech, dance in daily life, cultural expressions, etc. There are 17 color plates and 54 figures included.

Anthropology; Dance

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