Actors, Pilgrims,Kings and Gods*
Anuradha Kapur;Seagull Books; pp 250; Rs 320
The Ramlila at Ramnagar ( Benaras) is a unique theatrical and religious event, a month-long enactment of the Ramayana story which is now an annual tradition. The perfomance involves the whole community from its maharaja to its common people. The book documenta and provides an insight into an Indian community's negotiation with religious lore.
Kelucharan Mohapatra His Life and Times *
Ileana Citaristi;Manohar;pp 186; Rs 320
The life story of Kelucharan Mohapatra, one of the main architects of the revival of Odissi dance, is intimately interwoven with important events of the cultural life of Orissa for the last sixty years. It is also the story of the development and recognition of the dance itself.