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."
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.
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.
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.