Navratri greetings. Rare book on Thanjavur classical art published by the Maharashtra Government in the year 1958. Only few people know about this rare and priceless book.

Rare book on Thanjavur art and classical (Bharatanatyam) dance published by the Maharashtra Government.

The book named Thanjavur Nrutya Prabandha authored by Sri.Parvati Kumar was published by Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya Sanskruti Mandal, Mumbai in the year 1958.

The author was inspired to write this book after seeing the vast manuscripts written by King Serfoji II himself on classical (Bharatanatyam) dance that was published under the title Koryanche Sahitya Jinas by the Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal library (TMSSML).

Chapters in the book

The authentic sources and references for this book were taken from the TMSSML and those authentic sources in the form of manuscripts are still available even today. This book is not easily accessible, as only few people have this book copy.

This priceless book is used as a reference to classical artists, art historians, researchers and scholars.

This book also includes the history of Thanjavur Maratha kings with their rare pictures and also the photographs of author’s disciple Sucheta Bhide Chaphekar demonstrating hasta or mudras.

My book copy

Watch the video clip of renowned dancer Sucheta Bhide Chaphekar ji with the book copy.

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Vyomagami Part 1

Vyomagami Part 2

Sucheta Bhide Chapekar ji with the book Thanjavur Nrutya Prabandha. Image courtesy: Vyomagami (documentary on the life and work of Sucheta Bhide Chapekar).