See: Sketches of Kerala DVD, 93 minutes Three films by LAURENT AUBERT, RAVI GOPALAN NAIR, DAMIAN PLANDOLIT, PATRICIA PLATTNER and JOHNATHAN WATTS Co-produced by the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva (MEG) and Light Night Production, 2007 ISBN: 2-88457-023-3 (Including: Gods Never Die, documentary video, colour, 52 minutes, 2004; The Time of the Puppets, documentary video, colour, 28 minutes, 2006; The Three Wise Monkeys, documentary video, colour, 13 minutes, 2006)
" According to the teyyam tradition, the performers perform it, the organizers organize it and make needed arrangements, and the pious spectators watch and get relief by the force of their customary belief system. Any one can change his role, except the performers. In other words, the roles, the positions and the contributions of people are always changeable but, the performer remains the same.[...] teyyams ... give a lot of information regarding the socio-cultural activities of man in the past" (Damodaran, 2005; Namboodiri, 1998 cited in Damodaran, M P.(2008)'Teyyam is the Best Tool for Reconstructing the History of North Malabar'. Anthropologist, 10(4), p. 284.
Meaning of the Hyphen
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Kairali Arts Club
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Professor Emeritus KT Joseph's reflections on the Japanese Occupation
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