A Quarterly Journal of Indian Dance - Volume I - Number 2 - April to June 2001
Months ago, when we shared our idea of the need for starting a journal on dance with our friends, they looked at us in askance and bewilderment. They did not believe that we were really serious because they thought there would really be no buyers. We also knew that to bring out a journal on dance, and that too on Indian dance, is as much a risk as a young boy or a girl choosing Dance as a profession! Yes. It is a risk, with also an impelling challenge. We have accepted the challenge, minimizing the risk factor. And we are proved right, at least as we would gauze the responses on the first issue of Nartanam. The elite and the elders in the field nodded their heads in acceptance. Scores of practicing gurus and dancers commended our attempt. Institutions of dance unanimously said they are with us. Academic circles are greatly pleased and all of them welcomed the publication. But, all of them, with a caution! "It's good; it should strive to be better! ! "