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Published: 10 September 2019

332 Pages

ISBN: 9780199490813

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Cultural Labour

Conceptualizing the 'Folk Performance' in India

Dr Brahma Prakash

  • First of its kind in India and South Asia, which studies the various aspects of popular folk performance to draw a conceptual framework for ways of seeing.
  • It draws on personal memories, ethnographic research, and theoretical works of the culture and performance studies.
  • A major theoretical intervention in the ill-researched field of the 'folk performance' in India.
  • It covers five major performances: bhuiyan puja, bidesia, dugola, the ballad of reshma-chuharmal from Bihar and the works of Gaddar and Jana Natya Mandali from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The work has contemporary relevance in relation to caste, culture, labour and aesthetic discourse.

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