Drama and ritual of Early Hinduism is concerned with the study of the relations between drama and ritual in early Hindu culture. These relations are analysed in the context of yajna-dominated Vedism and Puja-dominated hinduism.
Drama and Ritual of Early Hinduism sets out to explore the foundations of theatre in ritual practice. In a careful, systematic way Lidova lays out a process by which the classical Sanskrit theatre may have come into existence. Scholars have wrestled with this question for centuries. Because of this work we have a better understanding of the process. The work is bound to encourage further speculation about this topic in the years to come.