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Based on seminar presentations, the book deals with various aspects of India’s dramatic tradition starting from Bharata’s Natyashastra. Experts in the field of dramaturgy present observations on the manuscripts of the Natyashastra and performance traditions. The presentations in Hindi and English are concerned with study of the vithi and the vithyangas, definition of beauty, the narrative tradition in Kutiyattam and the concept of nayaka from Bharata to Vishvanatha. A paper examines the Orissan texts on dramaturgy and the performance of plays at especially the Sri Jagannatha Temple at Puri.