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Various types of Traditional Puppets: Shadow Puppets

Title:Various types of Traditional Puppets: Shadow Puppets
Author:Contractor, Meher
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 21 Issue no. 3; June 1968, p. 20-21
Abstract:Shadow puppets are found in India almost all along the south and eastern shores: from Kerala and Karnataka, through Andhra Pradesh, up to Orissa. The shadow puppet plays of Orissa are known as Ravana Chhaya, their theme being the Ramayana. The puppets along the southern and Karnataka coastline are called Pavai Kuthi (women's dance) and Chakkla Gombai Atta. Both these shows are performed outside Shaivite temples. The Ola Pavai Kuthu of the Malabar coast, similar to the Pavai Kuthu, is now extinct.

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