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Indian Puppetry
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An introduction to Indian puppet forms

Ranganathan SVN Kondala is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Ranganathan SVN Kondala
Faculty for UPSC aspirants for the subjects History, Art and Culture and International Relations , Political Science

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10 months ago
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Praveen Kumar
10 months ago
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thats mukunda mukunda song.... nice song...
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  3. PUPPETRY Ancient - God as Puppeteerand we as Puppet In Sanskrit terminology Puttalika and Puttika means little sons' The root of Puppet is derived from the Latin word Pupa' meaning a dol India is said to be the home of puppets, but it is yet to awaken to its unlimited possibilities The earliest reference to the art of puppetry is found in Tamil classic Silappadikaaram'written around the ist or 2nd century B.C Natyashastra, the masterly treatise on dramaturgy refer to the art of puppetry but the producer-cum-director of the human theatre has been termed as 'Sutradhar'meaning the holder of strings. The word might have found its place in theatre-terminology long before Natyashastra was written but it must come from marionette theatre. Puppetry, therefore, must have originated in India more than 500 ears before Christ

  4. Types oString Shadow oRod oGlove 0

  5. String Marionettes Marionettes having jointed limbs controlled by strings allow far greater flexibility and are therefore, the most articulate of the puppets The puppet is suspended from a hand held control strings that are attached to different parts of the puppet's body. Marionettes having jointed limbs controlled by strings allow far greater flexibility and are, therefore, the most articulate of the puppets.

  6. Katputhli Rajasthan ath means Wood and Putli means Doll Puppets are covered in traditional Rajasthani Attire The Show is generally accompannied by dramatic folk music Ueisune fhetuor is the absence of Legs in the dolls Strings are attached tothe fingers of the puppeteer

  7. Kundhei String Puppetry of Odissa Generally puppets are made of light woo Dressed in long skirts Puppets in Kundhei have more joints, hence the puppeteer has more flexibility Strings are attached toa triangular prop The puppet's performance is highly influenced by Odissi dance

  8. Gombevatta Traditional Puppet show in Karnataka Puppets are styles and dressed like the performers of Yakshagana More than one puppeteer is used to manipulate the puppets

  9. Bommalattam Puppetry indigenous to Tamil Nadu Its a combination of String and Rod Puppetry Strings are attached toan Iron Ring which is worn by the puppeteer on his/her head Puppets are the largest and heaviest marionettes in India 4.5ft in Heights and 1okgs in wieght Four Distinct stages Komali Vinayaka puja Pusenkanattam Amanattam

  10. Shadow Puppets Shadow puppets are flat figures They are cut out of leather, which has been treated to make it translucent The figures are painted identially on both sides of the leather Shadow puppets are pressed against the screen (White) with a strong source of light behind it The puppets are manipulated in such a way that the silhouttes, create a telling imagery Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

  11. Tholu Bommalattam Andhra Pradesh-richest and strongest tradition. The puppets are large in size and have jointed waist, shoulders, elbows and knees. They are coloured on both sides. strikingly stylized puppets Three types of skins to manufacture puppets antelope, spotted deer and goat The puppeteers accompany all the character's speeches with animated movement of arms an hands, which they flip over to create a three- dimensional effect. performers are part of a group of wanderin entertainers and peddlers who pass through villages

  12. Pava-kathakali. Kerala -originated in 18th cen AD puppets are very colourful and created like a kathakali actor who wears heavy and mask- like facial make-up, headgear and colourful costumes Height 1-2ft The head and the arms are carved of wood and joined together with thick cloth, cut and stitched into a small ba li

  13. Bener Putul Nach West Bengal The Head is made of wood earlier and now with clay. Head is generally bigger than body Puppets are 1/2 foot high and hands are made of terrakota heads and wooden hands. Music is produced by clapping hands ora drum. The songs are generally folk in hindi and bengali. inequalities, population, lovers-couple, family planning etc. Maniipulation is done with 2 hands(couple puppets), or puppet on hand and drum on the other

  14. Rod Puppets Rod puppets are an extension of glove-puppets, but often much larger and supported and manipulated by rods from below The rod puppets, often larger than glove puppets are supported and manipulated by rods of various types and sizes. In rod puppets the action of the rods are concealed in many ways hhe mhin broaitg nefht suppots the puppet may be hiden The action rods are usually connected to the hands of the puppet and manipulated by the puppeteer to show action

  15. Yampui Bihar Region Puppets are made in one piece and have no joints. It describes Yampuri (the house of Death). The show begins with appearance of the death-god Yama and his messenger, followed by their record-keeper Chitragupta. One by one, the people (supposedly after death) are marched in front of Yama to receive their doles of punishment. The narrative is meant primarily to put the fear of heaven and hell in people for their current deeds and thus has almost the same purpose as Morality plays of the medieval Europe. Puppets are dressed in bright colours