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Kathputli : The World of Rajasthani Puppeteers

Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy

Published by Rainbow Pub, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Contents: Acknowledgements. Transliteration. 1. Introduction. 2. History and legend. 3. Performers and their lifestyles. 4. The Puppet show. 5. Amar Singh Rathor: the story behind the story. 6. Performance of the Amar Singh Story. 7. A puppet takes shape. 8. Behind the scenes. 9. Puppet voices. 10. Music and song. 11. Modern developments. 12. Concluding thoughts. Appendixes: 1. Amar Singh Rathor in written accounts. 2. Amar Singh Rathor from oral sources. 3. Musical examples. Notes. Bibliography. Index. "This book explores elements of Rajasthani kathputli puppetry--one of several traditions of string or marionette puppetry that evolved in Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition to performance techniques, it focuses on the views and attitudes expressed by the hereditary puppeteers, the kathputli Bhats, through their art as well as through their verbal expressions. Interviews with forty-seven puppeteers, photographs and audio and video recordings of kathputli events form the basis of the book, collected during field research from 1978 to 1995 in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pakistan and Washington, D.C. Beginning with the history of puppetry. Bookseller Inventory # 68715

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Title: Kathputli : The World of Rajasthani ...

Publisher: Rainbow Pub

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

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