Performers and Their Arts: Folk, Popular and Classical Genres in a Changing India, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Performers and Their Arts

Folk, Popular and Classical Genres in a Changing India, 1st Edition

Edited by Simon Charsley, Laxmi N. Kadekar

Routledge India

336 pages

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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

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Caste, Community and Performance 1. A Ritual Performance of Kerala 2. The Patuas of Bengal 3. Bards and Goddesses: The Pombalas in Tirupati 4. Explorations in the Art Forms of the Cindu Madigas in Andhra 5. Caste Identity and Performance in a Fisher-Village of AssamPart 2: Performance Beyond Caste 6. Telugu Pady Natakam in Andhra: Performance Dynamics 6. Modernising Tradition: The Yaksagana in Karnataka 7. Kalarippayatt as Aesthetics and the Politics of Invisibility in Kerala 8. India People’s Theatre Association in Colonial Andhra 9. Gaddar and the Politics and Pain of Singing 10. Reviving Moghal Tamsa in OrissaPart 3: Classical Dance and its Successors 11. New Directions in Indian Dance 12. Transpositions in Kuchipudi Dance 13. The Impact of Commercialization in Dance 14. Art Addressing Social Problems

About the Editors

Simon Charsley taught Anthropology and Sociology at Glasgow University, Scotland for over twenty years. Author of several books on East Africa, Scotland and India, his current research is on performing artists of Andhra Pradesh (India) and their cultural significance.

Laxmi N. Kadekar teaches Sociology at the University of Hyderabad, India. His research interests, which are the subject of the books and articles he has authored, include urban sociology, rural development, the Indian diaspora, and demographic change.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General