Indian puppetry is a subject as varied as the many cultural traditions of the Indian subcontinent. Several regional genres make puppetry one of the richest heritages of India. Though there is enormous diversity, there are common traits.
The origin of puppetry in India cannot be dated, but…
Tholu Bommalata is the shadow theatre tradition of the Telugu-speaking area of India: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and bordering areas. The main plots of the plays are from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, but the epic stories are enriched by intermissions of comic nature. The comedy…
Tholu bommalata (also spelled: tolu bommalata, or tholu bommalattam; Latin spellings of Telugu words can be rendered in several ways, in this text we use a spelling that is as easy as possible for English speakers) literally means the dance (attam, ata) of the leather (tholu)…
Autiero, Serena. 2013. ‘Danzando nella luce – Il teatro delle ombre dell’India Meridionale.’ In Il Principe e la sua ombra (Catalogue of the Exhibition, National Museum of Oriental Art 'G. Tucci', Rome), edited by Gabriella Manna, 61–70. Roma: Gangemi Editore.
Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi. 1995 (…
Tholu bommalata (also spelled: tolu bommalata, or tholu bommalattam) is the Telugu shadow theatre tradition of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and parts of Karnataka. Tholu bommalata literally means the dance (atta) of the leather (tholu) puppets (bommalu). Among the many traditions, tholu bommalata…
With a compact team of 5 producers, Bombay Doordarshan1 was inaugurated in Worli on October 2, 1972 – coincidentally on Gandhi Jayanti. The city’s cosmopolitan nature led to programming in 5 languages – English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and Sindhi. There were four major…
Tran Van Khe writes about Mua Roi Nuoc, the water puppets of Vietnam, and their origin, the technique behind their performances, traditional scenes that they perform and their references found in the historical texts.
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The article introduces briefly with all the various elements that come together and form the puppet play of Yakshagana on stage.
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