Scenes from a Bommalattam Performance by Kudanthai Chandhar

in Image Gallery
Published on: 30 November 2018

Anupama A.P.

Anupama A.P. is a research scholar working at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, on Film Studies with a special focus on the spectatorial analysis of film. She studies the technical aspects of film from a semiotic point of view.

This image gallery features stills from master puppeteer Kudanthai Chandhar's bommalattam performance. The various kinds of puppets - rod, string, leather and shadow - as well as the various characters they play in the narratives derived from epics such as the Puranas and Mahabharata, are all depicted in the gallery.