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Puppet Dance in India: Origin & Evolution

 
Nisith Chakravarti (Author)
Synopsis This book is intended to unfold the history, origin and evolution of the puppetry as well as its transition from magic to theatre down the ages with special reference to India and in particular of the West Bengal which is conveying the tradition and heritage of this old form of folk art. The author has, in addition narrated the socio-economic conditions of the puppeteers, their problems, experiences and struggle for survival in an age or high technology and fierce competition.
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About the author

Nisith Chakravarti

Born and educated at Kolkata. Patental home at Vikrampur, Dacca, now Bangladesh. Retired as District Information and Cultural Office, Government of West Bengal. Served over 30 years in the Districts of West Bengal Now Attached to the folk and Tribal Cultural Centre, Deptt. of Information and Cultural Affairs. Life Member, Indian Folklore congress Association. Contributed articles to Jugantal Patrika Amrita, Samhita, Ajjkall, Bangalok, Lokosruti and in little magazines as well as in an English weekly “West Bengal” of the State Government. His published works are: (i) Tattya O Parichaya Dakshin 24 Parganas (Edited an informative book on the district published b the Zilla Parishad); (ii) Pagalchander Mela: Fakiri Gun by Academy of Folklore; (iii) Nachni (in English by Saptarshi); (iv) Nachni (in Bengali by Sagnik) & (v) Tarjagun (by Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre). Recited self composed poems from the all India Radio, Kolkara. Took systematic lesson in Rabindrasangeet from the eminent artist Shri Dwijen Mukhopadhay. Worked as Resource person on an educational programme for Doordharsan on the ‘Puppet Dance’ under the auspicious of the University Grants Commission.

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Bibliographic information

Title Puppet Dance in India: Origin & Evolution
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher R.N. Bhattacharya
Language: English
isbn 8187661321
length viii+32+20p., Col. Plates; 29cm.