On Natyashastra

Bharat Gupt
Here the eminent Shri Bharat Gupt details how Nāṭyaśāstra is regarded as a fundamental text not only for theatre, but also for dance, music and poetry . Its ideas of emotional enjoyment (bhāva-rasa), heroines and exciting background have influenced Indian sculpture, architecture, painting, folk poetry, dress and even the art of conversation.