Much to the interest of heritage-loving Malayalis, ‘The Arts of Kshetram’ authored by veteran Kapila Vatsyayan scans a range of myths across their south-Indian state. It particularly seeks to fix the logic behind the Bhagavati cult missing in classical forms such as Krishnanattam, Kathakali, Koodiyatttam and even Mohiniyattam even as folk performing-arts celebrate the female goddess. For the grand cult of Bhagavati that Kerala boasts of over centuries, the south Indian state has traditionally faced an interesting dichotomy. It’s this: even while the archetypal Hindu goddess is a popular figure in temples and allied rituals as well as folk forms, she is practically unknown in classical performing art forms. Thus, the region’s rustic dances, music and theat...Read More...
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