1. **In Memorium : Ammannur Madhava Chakyar : A trailblazing Thespian - M. Nagabhushana Sarma** 2. **Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Personal Reminiscences - G Venu** 3. **Kudiyattam in Temples - Ammannur Madhava Chakyar** 4. **A Centenary Tribute : Remembering Dr. V. Raghavan - T. K. Venkatasubramanian** 5. **Select Writings of Dr. V. RAGHAVAN on *Music, Dance* and *Ancient Indian Theater*** 6. **Uparupakas and Nritya-Prabandhas - V. Raghavan** 7. **Interview with Sashi Sankhla - Tapati Chowdurie** 8. **Changing trends in Manipuri Dance - Bimbavati Devi**
**In Memorium : Ammannur Madhava Chakyar : A trailblazing Thespian - M. Nagabhushana Sarma**
**M. NAGABHUSHANA SARMA** **PROF. M. NAGABHUSHANA SARMA**, an authority on the cultural and performing traditions of Andhra and a former Professor and Dean of Performing Arts and Theater, is presently the Chief Editor of *Nartanam*. With the passing away of Padmabhushan Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar on July 1, 2008 the world of Indian Performing Arts in general and Kutiyattam in particular had lost one of its ardent votaries and committed teachers. Founder-director of Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam at Irinjilakuda, he was, to a great extent, responsible for placing Kutiyattam on the world map of heritage traditions of artistic excellence. An actor endowed with great performance skills, his creative genius is nowhere better revealed than in his innovative explorations into the experiential modes of an art, otherwise known for its preordained *angika* formulations and a strict performance grammar prescribed in the manuals. He, along with a handful of other liberal-minded adherents to
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