Theory of Drama in Ancient India, 1964 by Dr. R. L. Ahuja
The Theory of Drama in Ancient India, 1964 by Dr. R. L. Ahuja, published by The Indian Publications, Ambala Cantt., argues the need for the Western world to study India's Natya Sastra.
- The topics include:
- The definition of drama
- The nature of drama
- The function of drama
- The elements of drama
- Ancient drama and religion
- Religious drama and popular plays
- Drama as a folk art
- Play instinct of man
- Drama as a literary art
The little hardcover book has seven or eight small check marks in its margins. Otherwise, except for some shelf wear to the spine, the book is in very good vintage condition, a nice collectible item for teachers, students, and everyone interested in the culture and entertainments of India.
This appears to be the only edition and printing of a rare and significant reference volume. This thin volume of 56 pages is 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches.