Dr.Kapila Vatsyayan, Director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts said, "Anita combines in herself the sensitivity of an artiste and the critical objectivity of a scholar. She exhibits an incisive understanding of ancient Indian theatre and brings in a modern sensibility. She analyzes with penetrating insight and rare lucidity. Anita represents the new generation of dancers and scholars who have emerged in modern India."
Narthaki, Conceived, edited and published by Anita (two editions) - Narthaki is a pathbreaking directory of Indian dance that has become an essential guide and networking tool for the international dance community. Keeping up with technology Narthaki has gone online, and now reaches out to a far greater audience. Check out Narthaki Online.
I have watched this little, small, madness of mine take wing and become the daily habit of thousands of dance maniacs around the world. How strange and wonderful that a bee-in-my bonnet that stung me in New York twelve years ago could morph from one book, a second edition and finally into its current avatar in cyberspace!
Did You Know?
Book published in Dec 2014. A collection from information featured in narthaki.com
The little booklet DID U KNOW is a very good read.
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
I'm amazed at the collection of your information on various arts, artists. It is super. Congrats! I'm sure this will be a good reference book for all genres of dancers. Thanks for giving me a copy, will share it with my students also.
- P Praveen Kumar, Bangalore
Book release: Nirmalam -The genius of S Sarada
December 17, 2005 Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai
NIRMALAM: THE GENIUS OF S SARADA is an offering of love to a great teacher. Published by Anita Ratnam for Arangham Trust in celebration of Kalakshetra guru S Sarada's 90th birthday, Nirmalam was released on Dec 17, 2005 after the lec-dem by Dr. Sunil Kothari, at the 25th Natya Kala Conference.
Natya Brahman, Anita Ratnam's first book on the comparative drama traditions of India and Greece was published in 1979 in Chennai (Madras) and is considered essential reading by many dance students.
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