The various dances, such as Kathakali, Kathak, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, etc. are living proof of India's amazing variety in aesthetic culture. This book has been written as an introduction to the classical dance heritage of India, acquainting readers with the various dance forms, and how they contribute to the richness of Indian culture. The emphasis is upon making sure that the history, beauty and the vibrancy of the dances are not lost in their prosaic descriptions, with pictures and illustrations.
The evolution of the dance forms has been discussed in vivid detail, with the inclusion of the biographies of various exponents of classical dances securing to enhance greater understanding.