• Nalacharitham

Complete text of Nalacharitham, aattakkatha by Unnayi Warrier. Introductory study by A R Rajaraja Varma.

Nalacharitham is considered the most romantic work of art constructed on the classical basement of Kathakali.

The story of Nalan and Damayanthi is depicted in Mahabharatha as told by Sage Brihadaswan to Dharmaputhra to exemplify the unfortunate turn of events that might take place in the lives of great men and how such things bring them greater glory and prosperity. In 18th Century, Unnayi Warrier structured the contents of this story as Nalacharitham Attakatha to suit the art-form Kathakali, making it more dramatic and full of action. His version is so long that it had to be divided into four parts - First, Second, Third and Fourth Day - because each part needed a full night to enact the story.

Malayalam Title: ഉണ്ണായി വാര്യരുടെ നളചരിതം
Pages: 295
Size: Demy 1/8
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 2016 June

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