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Highly stylized in terms of gestures and costumes music and dance riddled with religious and supernatural elements though grounded in the real worldSanskrit Drama This is yet a fragment of Indias lavish theatrical style that is Sanskrit Drama The origin of Sanskrit assorted niceties and performance details as well as modern day aspects are not only celestial and beautiful they create a style that has become a pedestal among international theatre Though their derivation is not so matter of fact Where did this extravagant art come from Because of the extreme lack of conclusive evidence the much discussed problem of the origin of Sanskrit drama still remains unsettled There is a plethora of ideas which enlighten where this art form originated ranging from scientifically sound and research based to urban legend and traditional folklore Traditional Greek In Balwant Gargis text Theatre in India he states that according to legend when the world passed from the Golden Age to the Silver Age the God Indra approached Brahma the Creator of the Universe and spoke to him We want a form of diversion which must me audible as well as visible Brahma sat in meditation and from the four Vedas he extracted the four elements of speech song mime and sentiment and so created Natyaveda the holy book of dramaturgy Brahma taught the art of Dramaturgy to Bharata Muni the great sage who taught it to his hundred sons No book of ancient times in the world contains such exhaustive study on dramaturgy as Natyasastrathe first book of Sanskrit Drama Gargi p4-5 Like most Eurpeon drama ideas of religion and ancient stories are the primary origin While this might have been the case for Greek Roman Italian etc theatre many Indian scholars argue that in the case of Indian Sanskrit this is falseIndu Shekhar author of Sanskrit Drama Its Origin and Decline argues that while no logical dependence can be placed on the conventional theory of religious
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