Bhagavata Mela: My Tryst with Tradition
Indumati Raman Foreword by Shanta Gokhale
  • ISBN : 9789385509087
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Bhagavata Mela: My Tryst with Tradition scans the history and evolution of the Bhagavata Mela tradition. The scholarly Nayaks and the Maratha kings of Thanjavur honoured the artistes and penned Bhagavata Mela natakams in Telugu, Sanskrit and Marathi. The book also describes the privileged journey of the author who, with the cooperation of the Melattur artistes, helped to focus the limelight on Bhagavata Mela. In 2002, Babasaheb Ekoji Bhonsle II's (1736 - 1737) natakam Sakuntala was produced, directed and staged in Mumbai by Indumati Raman in collaboration with artistes from both Melattur and Mumbai. The effort received acclaim and appreciation from the Marathi theatre fraternity in Mumbai.