Folk Ritual

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Nishita Banerjee
For 40 days in the year, an entire village in Rajasthan’s Mewar region loses itself in the celebrations of the mother goddess, Gavari. We train the spotlight in this unique festival in which all members of the local Bhil tribe come together to perform a mystical dance and music drama like none…
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Mitali Trivedi
Pandit Om Prakash Sharma is considered to be the face of maach folk theatre form in India. He belongs to the Ustad Kaluram school of maach. Ustad Kaluram was his grandfather, and he has been practising the folk art of maach since his childhood. His contribution to maach is not restricted to its…
in Interview
Mitali Trivedi
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate  way in which a human being can share with another the sense of  what it is to be a human being. —Oscar Wilde In the social structure of India, living traditions hold a prominent position. Any form of living tradition has…
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Mitali Trivedi
Since the early eighteenth century, maach, a musical folk theatre form of Madhya Pradesh, has been an integral part of the local culture of the Malwa region. Performed mostly by men who also don female roles, the performance art form uses satirical humour in its songs and dialogues to make…
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