Author: Projesh Banerjee
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170172128
The book narrates the story of the sad, rather step-motherly treatment meted out by orthodox musicians to Thumri-especially their castigation of Thumri as a dance form. Such apathy and castigation stem from a colonial milieu and the education that went with it. For all practical purposes not only is the Thumri’s dance portion too often totally ignored, but it is even considered superfluousl.
The author impresses on the reader the close link between the dance and the music. Such at least was the indissoluble union of style in the past. The author hopes that the book will correct this disturbed relationship. As such the work is of immense artistic importance.
Lyricism and Nayikas
Abhinaya in Thumri
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and Bindadin
Thumri Dance Songs