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Serena Autiero

Serena Autiero’s major fields of interest are: South Asian and Indian Ocean art and archaeology. She’s actively involved in the study of Indian heritage. Serena is founder and Vice-President of Vidyā - Arti e Culture dell'Asia, an Italian association dedicated to the study, dissemination and preservation of Asian cultures. She’s been Assistant Professor of Art History at the Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Serena received her PhD from the Sapienza University of Rome. She was a member of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Nepal, and of the Italian Archaeological Mission in the Swat Valley (Pakistan). From 2007 to 2014 she was a collaborator to the Educational Sector of the National Museum of Oriental Art 'G. Tucci' in Rome for several projects on the arts and archaeology of Asian countries.

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Master Puppeteer and Collector Giuseppina Volpicelli on Tholu Bommalata
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An Introduction to Indian Puppetry
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Comedy Skits and Jester Puppets in Tholu Bommalata
Overview
Tholu Bommalata: Telugu Shadow Puppet Theatre
Bibliography
A Selected Bibliography on Tholu Bommalata
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Tholu Bommalata: A Brief Glance
Shadow puppet of a monkey king, probably Sugriva, from the Signorelli Collection (photo: Claudia Primangeli, focusonphoto.com)
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Tholu Bommalata: Telugu Shadow Puppet Theatre