Natalie Savelyeva

Varnam in Bharatanatyam Margam

Dissertation accomplished under Diploma in Bharatanatyam, Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts, Chennai

Presented by Natalie V. Savelyeva on October 31, 2012

Contents

Introduction

Section 1. Evolution of Varnam

Chapter 1. Meaning of the term Varna

Chapter 2. Early Composers of Svarajatis and Varnas

Chapter 3. Introduction of Varnam and Svarajati into Dance

Conclusion. Theories Regarding Emergence of Svarajati and Varna

Section 2. Varnam in Dance

Chapter 1. Structure and Aspects of Varnam

Chapter 2. Setting of Varnam in dance

Chapter 3. Variety of Varnas

Conclusion. Varnam as a format

References

Appendices

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