1. EDITORIAL 2. The Making of an American Kathak Dancer- Introduction 3. Childhood – Dance & Music 4. Swarthmore College- 1962 to 1966- Russian Language 5. Kathak Kendra- 1967 to 1969- Kathak, Tabla, Hindustani vocal 6. Chicago – 1969 to 1971 7. New York City – Dance Capital of the World 8. The 1980s - Return to India with Baby Lela 9. The 1980s and 1990s - Back Home in New York City 10. Arts - in - Education 11. Performing in the 21st Century - A selection 12. Recent Recognition 13. Afterword 14. HARIKATHA: Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dās' Era in Indian Classical Music and Dance traditions- Introduction 15. Harikatha: An Ancient Tradition 16. The Art Form in Maharashtra 17. The Tradition of Harikatha in the Southern States 18. Harikatha, The Era of Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dās 19. Harikatha: A Divine Art 20. References of Harikatha as Yakshagāna 21. ‘Harikathā Pitāmaha’ Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa Dās 22. Harikathaka lakṣaṇamu 23. Harikatha Vaggēyakāra-s 24. Disciples of Nārāyaṇa Dās 25. Harikatha-s of Nārāyaṇa Dās 26. Purpose of Harikatha 27. Bibliography
References of Harikatha as Yakshagāna
If a *prabandha* is performed by four actors it is Yakṣagāna and if performed by one it is transformed into Harikatha. Harikathaka (Harikatha artiste) is a single person conducting the show like the conductor of discourses and when he enacts the characters of the story and sings kīrtana-s and poems with the support of orchestra he is *Sūtradhāra* of Yakṣagāna or dance drama. Yakṣagāna moves in a dramatic way and is action-oriented. The narrative links are very brief in it whereas narrative nature is predominant in Harikatha. Gradually Harikatha established its individuality being separated from Yakṣagāna. In the narration of the story *gadya*, *padya,* songs, characterization, conversations, *Daruvu-s* entered into Harikatha. Harikatha of Āndhra has *Daruvu-s* characteristic feature of Yakṣagāna emphasizing the very great influence of Yakṣagāna-s on Harikatha. In Harikatha the exponent dons many roles: the narrator, performing musician, dancer and actor who enacts all characters. The confluence of many
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