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If you are looking for books on Bharata Natyam, Carnatic music or books (or CDs, and DVDs) on any Indian arts, head straight to The Karnatic Music Book Centre in Royapettah, Chennai. The small shop, located near the Deccan Plaza hotel (near the Royapettah bridge), has all cultural books under one roof. The shop is run by Mr Vinod Kumar and Mr Hemant Kumar.

You will find one of them in the shop itself. They are extremely courteous  and helpful.

They also have a Web site: http: http://carnaticbooks.com/ . Use the drop-down menu at the top to change your preference for currency. If you are buying from India, click on the drop-down menu to change it to Indian Rupees.

The address is:

The Karnatic Music Book Centre,

23A, Sripuram First Street,

Royapettah, Chennai – 600 014

Phone: (91) 044 – 28111716 ;  28113253

When you head towards Mylapore from Royapettah, take the road on the left of the Royapettah flyover. The road that turns left next to the Deccan Plaza hotel is Sripuram First Street. The shop is at the second building on the left.

Please don’t rely on Google Map search. Though the Google search throws up the correct address, the map shows a wrong location.

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Inextricably entwined with the sacred belief and philosophy of the people of India, the classical arts, are the ladder of understanding that encompasses all learning, all sciences and all discipline leading tAnusham logoo Gnana. The sojourn of an artist is as much within himself as it is without. From the mundane to the divine, from gross to the subtle, religion to aesthetics the arts traverse a path so hidden yet so apparent. The quintessence of Indian ideology is based on the oxymoronic substratum of losing yourself to find ‘Oneself .Tradition sows the seed, time nurtures and experience ripens the fruit called learning. To partake of that fruit, to revel in that magnificence, to experience that Aananda- we have set out.
– Anusha and Narendra

THE GURUS

With my gurus
Narendra Kumar

Narendra Kumar is an early student of the Dhananjayans. He has earned a name for himself as a skilled Bharata Natyam dancer and choreographer. Eager to explore different dimensions in dance, he has studied martial arts such as Kalaripayyattu, Silambam and Tai-Chi. He has his dance establishment Anusham and is a teacher, choreographer and performer, along with his wife Anusha. He travels to the US often to work with dancers/choreographers and to aid them in their productions.

Anusha Narendra Kumar

Anusha Narendra Kumar is a disciple of the Dhananjayans and is well known as an excellent exponent of Bharata Natyam. She is the wife of Narendra Kumar and they are gaining a reputation as a skilled dancing couple. She is a teacher in their school “Anusham” and they also work with dancers in the US conducting classical dance workshops and assisting in choreography. She won audience appreciation and critical acclaim for her performance in Living Tree. She is also earning a name as a fine visual artist.

Click here to read the article by Samanth Subramanian about L. Narendra Kumar in the Sunday Magazine section of The New Indian Express

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Anusham logo

Anusham is the brain child of Narendra Kumar. Anusham, the seed or ‘beeja’ has been nurtured by the creativity and undaunted efforts of Narendra Kumar, his wife Anusha, and their friends, from myriad disciplines of dance, theatre, music, martial and visual arts.

THE GURUS

Narendra Kumar

Narendra Kumar is an early student of the Dhananjayans. He has earned a name for himself as a skilled Bharata Natyam dancer and choreographer. Eager to explore different dimensions in dance, he has studied martial arts such as Kalaripayyattu, Silambam and Tai-Chi. He has his dance establishment Anusham and is a teacher, choreographer and performer, along with his wife Anusha. He travels to the US often to work with dancers/choreographers and to aid them in their productions.

Anusha Narendra Kumar

Anusha Narendra Kumar is a disciple of the Dhananjayans and is well known as an excellent exponent of Bharata Natyam. She is the wife of Narendra Kumar and they are gaining a reputation as a skilled dancing couple. She is a teacher in their school “Anusham” and they also work with dancers in the US conducting classical dance workshops and assisting in choreography. She won audience appreciation and critical acclaim for her performance in Living Tree. She is also earning a name as a fine visual artist.

 

More about the Anusham Dance Group, Anusha Narendra Kumar and L. Narendra Kumar

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