Rasleela Tatha Rasanukaran Vikas : Vasant Yamdagni

An evocation of Lord Krishna by the enactment of his deeds, Rasleela, which has precursors in the ancient Indian performance tradition, attained its present identity with Swami Haridas (1535-1635). This wide-ranging study of Rasleela traces its antecedents in epic and Puranic literature, examines the philosophical implications and performative context, and discusses the profuse literature associated with the form. The performance itself is examined in detail with its preliminaries, music and dance inputs. The appendices include a listing of swamis heading various ras-mandalis and a comprehensive bibliography of literature in Hindi, Sanskrit, Prakrits, Bengali, Gujarati, French and English. 155 x 250 mm / 407 pages / 21 illustrations / 21 halftones Published 1980 / Rs 100