Smt. Prachi Dixit & Nupur Aacdemy
Jaishankar Prasad's epic-poem
An all-student academy performance!
Concept, Direction, and Choreography by:
Smt. Prachi Dixit
& Khalil Alashar
Kamayani is one of the greatest works of Indian literature, by Jaishankar Prasad, that gained popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Kamayani uses mythological characters from the Vedas such as Manu, Shraddha, and Ida to depict the interplay between human emotions, thoughts, and actions. The plot is based on the story where Manu, the man surviving after the deluge, is emotionless. Manu starts getting involved in various emotions, thoughts and actions. These are sequentially portrayed with Shraddha, Ida, Kilaat and other characters playing there part. The chapters, in Kamayani, are named after these emotions, thoughts or actions. Some people consider that the sequence of chapters denotes the change of personality in a mans life with age. Manu represents the mind with its faculties of the head and heart and these are again symbolized as Faith (Shraddha) and Intelligence (Ida) respectively.