The book ‘Odissi Nrutya aur Bharatiya Sanskruti‘ by eminent Odissi dancer SupravaMishra in Hindi is a book which rarely seen. It is the second book of the author in Hindi on Odissi Dance. Her first book ‘Bharatiya Nrutya’ is widly praised by Dance lover and critics in all over the world. Here the author who is an accomplishedOdissi Dancer describes the intricacies of Odissi Dance with relation to Indian culture.
In the first part of the book the chapters like Bharatiya Sangeet, Dance and Spirituality, Temples of India and dance, Religion and Dance, Indian Theater, Esthetics and Dance, The relation of different art form with dance, Guru-SishyaTradition in Indian Culture, The emerging of modern dance from Indian Classical Dance, Important Folk Dances of India.
Second part is about The Dance tradition in Odisha in Jain Yuga and Baudha Yuga , The evolution to present dayOdissi from Kharavela Yuga, The evolution of modern dance from ballete dance, Natraj in Odisha Sculpture, BandhaNrutya, Description of different traditional songs of Odisha, Live of Kabichandra Kalicharan– the father of OdissiDance., Different folk Dances of Odisha , A brief review of ‘Kishor