This book aims at creating a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Indian dance and its cultural environment in India. The book is addressed to the general reader, dancer, and connoisseur, interested in the arts and traditions of India, where regional forms of dance rituals, dance-drama, folk dance, and classical dance forms have existed for centuries as an essential part of sacred rites and festivals, and as a classical art patronised and practised by the royalty.
Smt. Ragini Devi devoted her life to the classical dance of India, and achieved wide recognition in India and the West. She took it upon herself to interpret Indian dance and song to the West and mader her debut in New York, accompanied by Hindy musicians.