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

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Introduction Part I: Caste, Community and performance

A ritual performance of Kerala, Vayala Vasudevan Pillai

The Patuas of Bengal, Makbul Islam

Bards and goddesses: The Pombalas in Tirupati, Anand Akundy

Explorations in the art forms of the Cindu madigas in Andhra, Y A Sudhakar Reddy and R R Harischandra

Caste identity and performance in a fisher-village of Assam, Kishore Bhattacharjee

Part II: Performance Beyond Caste

Telugu pady natakam in Andhra: Performance dynamics, P Subbachary

Modernising tradition: The yaksagana in Karnataka, Guru Rao Bapat

Kalarippayatt as aesthetics and the politics of invisibility in Kerala, P K Sasidharan

India People's Theatre Association in colonial Andhra, V Ramakrishna

Gaddar and the politics and pain of singing, D Venkat Rao

Reviving moghal tamsa in Orissa, Sachi Mohanty

Part III: Classical Dance and its Successors

New directions in Indian dance, Sunil Kothari

Transpositions in kuchipudi dance, Aruna Bhikshu

The impact of commercialization in dance, K Subadra Murthy

Art addressing social problems, Ananda Shankar Jayant

Film, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except Music Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 30/05/2006 ISBN-13: 9780415401135  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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