Menaka and other ballets

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Author: Vasanth Kannabiran
Pages: 100
Year of Publication: 2016
Price: Rs 250
ISBN: 978-93-5045-138-0 (9789350451380)

About the Author:
Vasanth Kannabiran graduated in English Literature from Presidency College, Madras, and she taught English to undergraduates for twenty years. She has been an active member of the women’s movement in India for the last three decades, speaking and writing about women’s concerns, and has played a significant role in introducing feminist issues to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Kannabiran has been a consultant for the Central Government of India for evaluations and policy making, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and has prepared studies on gender and human rights, gender and poverty and gender training. She has worked closely with the Women’s Program of the Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education and the National Alliance of Women. A founding member of Asmita Resource Centre for Women, she has co-edited and co-authored publications like Sarihaddulu Leni Sandhyalu, Mahilavaranam, De-Eroticizing Assault and E-Kalam. Her most recent publications are A Grief to Bury: Memories of Love, Work and Loss, and Till Death Do Us Part and Minor Key and Other Poems, both published by Writers Workshop, India, in 2015. Kannabiran was nominated from India among 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

About the Book:
A collection of dance dramas (Bharatanatyam ballets) that look at female mythological characters in Indian epics and women of different faiths, and their acts of love.

Preface / 9
Menaka / 11
Peace on Earth / 31
Ahalya / 53
Gandhari / 71
Rajasimha / 87

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