Bhavai is a popular folk theatre form in Gujarat with a 700-year old history. The word Bhavai derives its meaning from a combination of two words—bhav meaning emotion, and vahini meaning carrier—thus it is named as an art form which is a carrier of emotions.
Bhavai’s original aim was mass…
A nomadic tribe of Gujarat, the Bhavaiyya community is known for its ancestral occupation of ‘Bhavai’—a 14th century folk theatre form. With their subtle criticism of social ills combined with devotional elements, it was popular for using humour as a means of social education. With the advent of…
An obituary about Gujarati stage actor, Pravin Joshi.
in Library Artifacts