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History of Indian drama

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History of Indian drama elaborates majestically about Bharata setting out a detailed theory of drama where he referred to the Bhavas and the Rasas such as love pity anger disgust heroism awe terror and comedy that generally inspire the audience. The plays were also necessary to mXI and amalgamate various Rasas but however was to be dominated by only one. According to Natya Shastra all the modes of expression employed by an individual which include speech gestures movements and intonation was mandatory to be utilised. The ultimate representation of these expressions was supposed to have diverse and dissimilar modes according to the predominance and emphasis on one mode or another. History of Indian drama with all its refinements complexities sophistications and sublimities had comprehended Bharata Muni who recognised four main modes speech and poetry bharati vritti dance and music kaishiki vritti action arabhatti vritti and emotions sattvatti vritti for the success of a drama production. Mahakavi Bhasa is at times regarded as the first playwright of ancient Sanskrit literature. He virtually had composed 13 plays intelligently basing his plays upon taking the story of Ramayana Mahabharata Puranas and the Lok Kathas. Mahakavi Kalidasa had penned three dramas namely Malavikagnimitra Vikramorvasiya and Abhijnanasakuntalam. Kalidasa also whole-heartedly lent novel and innovative art technique bhava emotional sentiment costumes thoughts methods and directions to the historical evolvement of Indian drama. Thus he was triumphant to be honoured as greatest poet and playwright ever to have arrived in Sanskrit literature

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