CONTENTS:- Anjali: The beginning; Guru Dakshina: The sacred relationship between Guru and disciple; Navadarshanam: a re-evaluation of tradition, expanding frontiers and changing prisms; Rasika: the audience and how the dance is viewed; Bhakti: mythological content of the dance narrative; She-Rahasyam: evolving gender dimensions in the dance; Samarpan: concluding thoughts.
The metaphysical sensual dance lauches a dancer in the domain of the infinite spirit. The body dances and through its rhythmic postures, move-ments and expressions it obliterates itself. In fact, the dancing soul and the body merge to become one seamless dancer. Geeta Chandran, through her tapa-con-centration and sadhana-search, makes this possible. So Many Journeys is her maiden offering. It is an original writing on an exquiste classical dance and a vast collections of visual images. To this treasure-trove of word and image, the vision of two brillaint young graphic designers are enjoined. All categories of readers will find this volume thought-provoking. Its contents, design and production have made it a book to be cherished.