Thorough in Sanskrit, Kavyas and the Natakas, mizhavu maestro PK Narayanan Nambiar wrote 'Sreekrishnacharitam Nangiaramma Kuttu' and an authoritative text on the mizhavu. Rich in detail and precise in treatment, these books are beneficial to students, teachers and research scholars of theatre and dance.

Because of the 'tawaif' influence, 'Turk saanis' in East Godavari area, who were Muslim by faith, danced in the inner temple for 'Ekanta Seva' before the deity.

Dance poses are seen in the mural paintings ranging from the Bagh caves to Ajanta, Ellora, Sittanavasal and Punamalai.
(Kapila Vatsyayan 'Indian Classical Dance')

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