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Kathakali in a London school

Maruska Svasek In November 2011, a select group of pupils from Wanstead High School sat down on the floor of one of the school’s classrooms as Kalamandalam Vijayakumar (Vijaya), a Kathakali actor of Indian origins, laid out different parts of … Continue reading

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Leaves and Weaves: The Trajectory of the Nagarathar Basket

Kala Shreen A basket is a mundane item that I use to carry things when I go grocery shopping or for a picnic or take my lunch to work.  Is it?  How does something as common as a basket become … Continue reading

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Lines and Dots: Designs of Tamilnadu

Kala Shreen What does the drawing of lines and dots (called kolam) mean to its creator?  Does it have a sacred value or is it decorative art?  What are some of its changing modes and contexts of production?

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