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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415401135
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/18/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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 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 People’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

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