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The Indian Theater

Topics on the Theatrical Arts of India
First Created: November 20, 2002
Page Last Updated: January 10, 2018

© K. L. Kamat
Performing and Theatrical Arts

Performing Arts of India

Dancing for the Gods
In the remote village of Gundabala, a classical performance of Yakshagana is played for the appeasement of Lord Hanuman every night for eight months.
The Puppeteers
Article on the traveling puppeteers of India, and their art; includes pictures of a number of painted leather puppets.
YakshaganaDance of the Celestials
Yakshagana is a complete theater which includes song, dance and drama.
Dances of India
The long and interesting history of the Indian dance form
Bengali Theater
A brief history of stage in Bengal, including Tagore's influence on it.
Marathi Theater
A short note on the Marathi theater and its many forms
Cross Dressing in Indian Theater
Photographic exhibition of men dressed as women (and a few other way around)
Kamat Goes to a Puppet Show
Proceedings of a shadow puppet performance in rural India.
Folk Artists of Karnataka
When folk artists from all over Karnataka gathered for the World Kannada Conference, Kamat was there
The Chhau Dance
Article on a heroic dance performed in honor of sun god (Surya) that is prevalent in Bengal and Orissa

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A scene from <em>Mrichhakatika </em> play Shambhu Mitra, a great Bengali playwright in 1980Scene from MrichakatikaDancing All Night Long for the Gods at Gundabala
The Stage for a performance of String YakshaganaChhau Dancer Shooting an Arrow During PerformanceFolk Artist as Lord KrishnaDramatist K. V. Subbanna
Chhau Dance --  Masked Dance of Bengal

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