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Natarangini Queen of Dance

Author Name: Dhaval Bhavsar | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

Madhu Radhagavkar, A nineteen-year-old girl holds deep belief in two deities: Lord Nataraja and Lord Krishna. She grown up listening the tales of her great grandmother Shakuntala, the queen of Nritya Kanya titled as Natarangini. The ultimate honor awarded to folk dancers who mastered all ancient Indian dance forms: Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Lavani, and etcetera. Since childhood, she learned and worshipped traditional artform taught by her single grandfather. 

During heated arguments within family, she finds comfort in secretly practicing the traditional dance, providing needful escape from emotional strain. Her mother hated the worthless ancestral art and never let Madhu to waste life behind it. One day she couldn’t bear the disrespect of Lavani and accidentally exposed her talent in front of hundreds. Birthing heated arguments within family that led to hidden ancestry truth and shocked to discover her grandfather being labelled as ‘Napunsak’. 

Experiencing a horrific incident at State Lavani competition made her realize the true significance of reward and trophy. She promised her ailing grandfather for claiming back their ancestral legacy to present him as ‘Gurudakshina’.

Fate took a surprising turn for Madhu as she found herself falling in love with the person she had initially hated. At Rajgarh Natya Darbar, after Madhu’s spiritual dance performance in front of the royal family, long held secrets from over four decades was finally revealed.

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Dhaval Bhavsar

Dhaval Bhavsar is working actively in writing fiction and fantasy genre. He is passionate about the Genre and derives inspiration from Indian Mythology and the works of literary giants: J.R.R. Tolkien, Amish Tripathi. Secured respectable educational knowledge in techie field but never pursued his professional carrier in I.T sector.



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