Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya's Library

This is a unique library specially conceptualised and established with great insight into the phenomenon of Indian Classical Dance. Library is well-stocked with Books, Periodicals, CDs and DVDs.

Book Collection of Library covers following :

  • LANGUAGES - English • Sanskrit • Prakrit • Hindi • Marathi • Sanskrit • regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, etc.
  • INDIA - Indian Culture • Indian Philosophy • Mythology • Epics • Vedas • Puranas • Hinduism • Buddhism • Jainism • Shaktism. • Indian History • Dvipantara Bharata (South East Asia) • Devotional (Bhakti) Literature •Hymns.

  • PERFORMING ARTS - 7 Classical Dance Styles • Hindustani Music • Carnatic Music • Classical Indian Theatre •NATYASHASTRA • Texts in Sanskrit and Regional Languages on the Natyashastric Tradition • Indian Aesthetics (Rasasootra) • Western Ballet • South East Asian Dances • Tribal and Folk Dances • Folk Theatre.
  • PLASTIC AND VISUAL ARTS - Indian Sculpture • Indian Iconography • Ancient and Medieval Indian Painting • Indian Temple Architecture.
  • MOVEMENT SCIENCE - Human Anatomy • Yoga • Kinesiology • Health and Fitness • Meditation • Exercise Science.
  • GENERAL SUBJECTS - Self Development • Biographies • Fiction • Spiritualism in General • Dictionaries • Lexicons • Thesarus • Shabdakosha • Miscellaneous collection.

Nalanda advocates that Dance cannot be appreciated or learnt by reading books alone but is to be understood and enjoyed by the two most important sense organs the eyes and the ears. Thus Nalanda’s library is multi-dimensional and projects Dance as a four dimensional phenomenon - existing in Time, Space, Body and Mind. Thus besides books the library possesses

CDs and DVDs
•Music CDs pertaining to dance •Video DVDs of some of the greatest maestros of Indian Dance. •Knowledge packages on all styles as well as folk and tribal dances. •Photographs of archaeological monuments, icons and sculptures and much more.


The library is open all the days except Sundays and national holidays
It operates from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm form Monday to Friday and
on Saturdays 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Library gives open access to students and staff. A student can issue one book in his/her name at time and keep the book for 7 days only if it is a textbook. Reference books are not allowed to take out of the library. Staff members are allowed to keep up to 5 books for a period of one year.


• Book Lending • Reference Service • Reprographic Service • OPAC • Internet Facility • Display of New Arrivals • Article Alert • Project Assistance • Access to Free and Subscribed Web Database like N-LIST Database. • Library Blog


TIMINGS : 10.30 am to 4.30 pm (MON-FRI)
FEES : Rs.500/- for 3 months (Nalanda Alumni)
Rs.1000/- for 1 month (Non-Alumni)
For taking an appointment write to our Librarian Smt.Ramyia Shreejesh on Email Id:
(First Day Access to the premises will be given only post prior contact)