There are seven classical dance forms in India: Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Mohini Attam. Theatre and dance art forms in the oral tradition of India are centuries old and follow the rules of the Natya Sastra, of which the written form came much later.
Kathak is the classical dance form that prevails in the North of India. The word Kathak is derived from katha meaning "storytelling". The expression Katha kahe so Kathak means whoever tells a story in a dance form with song is a Kathak. The movements of hands (mudra) and body along with facial expressions (abhinaya) were used to tell a story with song and music and this gave birth to Kathak and Kathakars. Originally, the artists known as the Kathakars told mythological stories (harikatha) in the Hindu temples of Northern India and obviously their art was deeply rooted in the Hindu religion, philosophy and spirituality. The Kathakars' knowledge - compo
The sacred book of Buddhism is called the Tipitaka. It is written in an ancient Indian language called Pali which is very close to the language that the Buddha himself spoke. The Tripitaka is a very large book. The English translation of it takes up nearly forty volumes.
As per the 2011 census. which of the following states of India has the highest literacy rate?