Tanjavur Style Of Harikatha Its Evolution & Practice

Harikatha is a theatre form in which one person presents a story through narration, music and sometimes dance movements as well. Historically, it has served essentially to tell tales from the   purana-s and religious literature, highlighting religious values and ethical issues. The following article comprises edited extracts from Kathakalaksepa: A Study by DR. PREMEELA GURUMURTHY, published by the International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilisations, Chennai. It is reproduced with the permission of the author.