Folklore of Kerala
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Folklore of Kerala

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Item Code: NAH090
Author: Kavalam Narayana Panikkar
Publisher: National Book Trust, India
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788123725932
Pages: 162 (12 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 200 gm
About The Book

Kerala, the land of panoramic coastal beauty having a unique continuous tradition of assimilated cultural trends which developed through centuries of contact with the outer world, is described vividly and colorfully. The author describes in detail the legends, the Folklore, history and artistic development of the land.

Kavalam Narayana Panikkar (b. 28 April, 1928) belongs to a village named Kavalam in Alleppey district. He started writing poetry hen very young and his poetry is specially noted for its rural idiom. He entered theatre in 1964 inspired by folk and classical traditions and has done considerable research in the folk and classical arts of Kerala.

Author of nineteen Malayalam plays, he has translated English and Sanskrit plays into Malayalam. His own plays, SAKSHI (1964), DAIVATHAR (1973), THIRUVAZ- HITHAN (1974), BHAGVADAJJUKAM(1976)(which is a Malayalam translation of the famous Sanskrit Prahasana), AVANAVANKATA¥PA (1975), OTTAYAN (1977), KARIMKUTTY (1982), KOYMA (1986), and TIRUMUDI (1988), have been successfully staged.

 

Contents

 

1 The Land and its People 1
2 Myth and Mythology 24
3 Religion, Magic and Society 43
4 Customs, Ceremonies and Rituals 63
5 Fairs and Festivals 81
6 Oral Literature 98
7 Music, Dance and Theatre Arts 130
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