BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 21st APRIL 2017

Sonal Mansingh: 
A Life Like No Other
By -  Sujata Prasad

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Sonal Mansingh has lived a charmed life, her passion for dance rivalled only by her passion for life. This book attempts to understand the woman and the artist behind the celebrated persona. What emerges is a portrait of a beautiful, sensuous woman who was perhaps years ahead of her time, whose life has been as tempestuous as it has been path-breaking, as fascinating as it has been heartbreaking.
Sonal Mansingh is widely adored, not just as a classical dancer with a legacy that spans three dance forms—Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Chhau—but also as an exemplary choreographer, teacher, composer, scholar with immense knowledge of the classical arts, and above all, a true friend. As a result, this book is as much about the contemporary history of India’s classical arts as it is a deeply personal biography.
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Sujata is a civil servant and a writer. She studied history at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has dabbled with classical music and dance. She debuted as an author with a volume on health security, followed by an exuberant novella-like memoir for children. She lives in New Delhi with her son, Vivan, and her dogs, Tara and Trosky.
ISBN : 9780670089277   Price : Rs.599.00
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