Bibliography: Tolpavakoothu

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Published on: 27 March 2017



Ajith Kumar, V. 2006. Puppet Theatre: Charithravum Prayogavum ('Puppet Theatre: History and Practice'). Natyadarsana.


Blackburn, Stuart. 1996. Inside the Drama-House. Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India. Berkeley: University of California Press. Online at;brand=u… on March 27, 2017).


G. Venu. 1990. Shadow Puppets of Kerala. New Delhi: Sangeeta Nataka Akademi.


———1990. Puppetry and Lesser Known Dance Traditions of Kerala. Irinjalakkuda: Natanakairali.


Orenstein, Claudia, et al. 2014. Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance. London: Routledge. 




Nair, Sreedevi. K. 2009. 'When Goddess Turns Spectator: On Multiple Audiences in Tholpava Koothu Performance in Kerala'. Studies in Theatre and Performance 29.2:173–186.


Orenstein, Claudia. 2015. 'Women in Indian Puppetry: Negotiating Traditional Roles and New Possibilities'. Asian Theatre Journal 32.2 (Fall):493–517.


Singh, Salil. 1999. 'If Gandhi Could Fly….Dilemmas and Directions in Shadow Puppetry of India'. The Drama Review 43.3 (Fall):154–168.