Indian Dances : Their History & Growth
Rina Singha & Reginald Massey
Published by Faber & Faber, London (1967)
Used Hardcover First Edition
About this Item: Faber & Faber, London, 1967. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Covers the history of the various styles of Indian dancing, and gives a related account of the religious, social & political factors which influenced their growth & development with fascinating side-lights on the etiquette and mores of Indian society. Many of the legends and myths which form the subjects of the dances are recounted and theories suggested to explain their origins. The book has a threefold intention: to provide a comprehensive survey; to be a handbook for the specialist who needs more technical information; to act as a guide to know what to look for in -- how to appreciate -- a performance.
Dark-brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, the title in a light blue panel. 264 pages, incl. index, appendix, biblio., glossary, map + 27 b&w photo illus. and colour frontis. DJ clipped, has some wear around edges, and corners; Book tight & clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.