This is a unique library specially conceptualised and established with great insight into the phenomenon of Indian Classical Dance as one of the most important facets or the jewel that is Indian Culture.
Attracted by tremendous reputation that Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya enjoys nationally and globally as a college following all the norms laid down by U.G.C. and affiliated to the premier University of Mumbai students from all over India and the world seek admission. Keeping in view this cosmopolitan nature of the student population the library stocks books in following
★ English ★ Sanskrit ★ Prakrit ★ Hindi ★ Marathi ★ Sanskrit ★ regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, etc.
Nalanda advocates that Dance cannot be appreciated or learnt by reading books 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
★ 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.
Very naturally Nalanda′s Library stocks an enviable collection of a large range of books on dance and allied subjects. Knowledgeable individuals who have audited the library have been unanimous in their praise of the fabulous collection.
Besides dance the library also has books on following broad based subjects
★ Indian Culture
★ Indian Philosophy
★ Indian History
★ Dvipantara Bharata (South East Asia)
★ Devotional (Bhakti) Literature
★ 7 Classical Dance Styles
★ Hindustani Music
★ Carnatic Music
★ Classical Indian Theatre
★ 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.
★ Indian Sculpture
★ Indian Iconography
★ Ancient and Medieval Indian Painting
★ Indian Temple Architecture.