Performers and Their Arts: Folk, Popular and Classical Genres in a Changing India
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Performers and Their Arts: Folk, Popular and Classical Genres in a Changing India

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ISBN-13:
9780415401135
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2007
Seiten:
332
Autor:
Simon Charsley
Gewicht:
585 g
Format:
217x151x26 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Introduction Part 1: Caste, Community and Performance 1. A Ritual Performance of Kerala 2. The Patuas of Bengal 3. Bards and Goddesses: The Pombalas in Tirupati 4. Explorations in the Art Forms of the Cindu Madigas in Andhra 5. Caste Identity and Performance in a Fisher-Village of Assam Part 2: Performance Beyond Caste 6. Telugu Pady Natakam in Andhra: Performance Dynamics 6. Modernising Tradition: The Yaksagana in Karnataka 7. Kalarippayatt as Aesthetics and the Politics of Invisibility in Kerala 8. India People's Theatre Association in Colonial Andhra 9. Gaddar and the Politics and Pain of Singing 10. Reviving Moghal Tamsa in Orissa Part 3: Classical Dance and its Successors 11. New Directions in Indian Dance 12. Transpositions in Kuchipudi Dance 13. The Impact of Commercialization in Dance 14. Art Addressing Social Problems
Are the performing arts, both elaborate and simple forms, alive in India in modern times? Is it still a land of musicians and magicians, of singing actors and dancers, and of lives of gods and heroes as belonging to one's own social world? Can older traditions continue to develop into the future? This book seeks to answer these questions.