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

    336 Pages
    by Routledge India

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    by Routledge India

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    Introduction  Part I: Caste, Community and performance  A ritual performance of Kerala, Vayala Vasudevan PillaiThe Patuas of Bengal, Makbul IslamBards and goddesses: The Pombalas in Tirupati, Anand AkundyExplorations in the art forms of the Cindu madigas in Andhra, Y A Sudhakar Reddy and R R HarischandraCaste identity and performance in a

    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 Assam  Part 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 Peopleā€˜s Theatre Association in Colonial Andhra  9. Gaddar and the Politics and Pain of Singing  10. Reviving Moghal Tamsa in Orissa  Part 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


    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.