Special issue of Indian Folklife
in Library Artifacts
Margi Madhu: When the Kutiyattam department started in Kalamandalam in 1965, you are the first student who joined it from a community outside the Chakyars. Could you tell me about those initial days in Kalamandalam?
Sivan Namboodiri: I was not a good student in school. I had heard of Kalamandalam…
Kutiyattam is the traditional representation of ancient Sanskrit dramas in the temples of Kerala. The module on this highly stylised art form contains articles by experts, interviews with artistes and scholars, quick facts, and photographs of the kuttampalams where the plays were performed.