Performers and Their Arts: Folk, Popular and Classical Genres in a Changing India

1st Edition


Routledge India
Published May 30, 2006
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9780415401135 - CAT# RU1135Z

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Introduction  Part I: Caste, Community and performance 

    1. A ritual performance of Kerala, Vayala Vasudevan Pillai
    2. The Patuas of Bengal, Makbul Islam
    3. Bards and goddesses: The Pombalas in Tirupati, Anand Akundy
    4. Explorations in the art forms of the Cindu madigas in Andhra, Y A Sudhakar Reddy and R R Harischandra
    5. Caste identity and performance in a fisher-village of Assam, Kishore Bhattacharjee
    6. Part II: Performance Beyond Caste

    7. Telugu pady natakam in Andhra: Performance dynamics, P Subbachary
    8. Modernising tradition: The yaksagana in Karnataka, Guru Rao Bapat
    9. Kalarippayatt as aesthetics and the politics of invisibility in Kerala, P K Sasidharan
    10. India People’s Theatre Association in colonial Andhra, V Ramakrishna
    11. Gaddar and the politics and pain of singing, D Venkat Rao
    12. Reviving moghal tamsa in Orissa, Sachi Mohanty
    13. Part III: Classical Dance and its Successors

    14. New directions in Indian dance, Sunil Kothari
    15. Transpositions in kuchipudi dance, Aruna Bhikshu
    16. The impact of commercialization in dance, K Subadra Murthy
    17. Art addressing social problems, Ananda Shankar Jayant



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