Rhythm in the Heavens – Book

Series nameRam Gopal: 1950s

In 1957, Ram Gopal published his autobiography; ‘Rhythm in the Heavens – The autobiography of Ram Gopal’. The digitised extracts feature selected images from the book, and the following chapters: ‘The Prologue’, chapter one – ‘ I saw a God Dance’, chapter four – ‘First American Tour’, chapter nine – ‘London’, chapter fifteen – ‘My Troupe and My Work’ and chapter seventeen – ‘Dance of Siva’. ‘Rhythm in the Heavens’ was published by Secker and Warburg Limited, London.

Chapters 1 and 4

Chapters 9, 15, 17

Date of Creation / Publication1957
CreatorGopal, Ram
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberRam Gopal Collection (GB 2661 RGL)
Catalogue NumberRGL/DEC/1950/6
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Ann David, academic researcher and friend of Ram Gopal, and with Pam Cullen, Executor of the Ram Gopal Estate.
Series notesThis section features digitised extracts from books, including selected chapters from Ram Gopal's autobiography, as well as photographs and performance programmes.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Ram Gopal Collection dates back to 1938 and includes black and white as well as colour photographs, several flyers and extracts from books including Ram Gopal's autobiography. The items also include newspaper articles, images of dance costumes, slides, advertisements and performance programmes.