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There are many rare, unique, culturally rich rural art forms which are gradually getting extinct because of no support and encouragements, for example Kathakali, Theyyam, Ottamthullal, etc. from Kerala. Which is the unique such art form you have seen, what are the special features which attracted you?

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Asked by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 16 Feb '10 11:20 am
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Muktha >>> This is your sheer brilliance and uniqueness in question zone that reflects the treasure of ideas stored in your brain, touching various spheres of human life and achievement. I hardly believe someone else ever has touched this unique topic for discussion which has become significant issue even before the government for protecting or defending the rare and rich cultural heritage of India (Recently China has passed a strict rule in this regard for preserving the traditional art culture of country. And you know what does the meaning of `Implementation of Strictness`` in Chinese definition). Every other one sharing something vital in this field of conservation of rural art form is of the same opinion as you put it in perfect way like `Getting extinct for no support/encouragement`; and that`s sorry state of paying price for entering into the web of modernization. Your question took me the long panorama of Maharashtra`s cultural history unfolding before me, with its ups and downs ...more
Answered by Indra Pawar, 17 Feb '10 11:52 am

 
  
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Muktha ji, a distinctive feature of life in Kerala is the living presence of a wide variety of art forms. The splendid performances rendered in colourful costumes and to the accompaniment of special music are a significant part of Kerala's culture and heritage. Most of these performances draw their background from religion, mythology, agricultural operations, and incidents of social life like weddings and the charms of the Kerala landscape. Some of the art forms gained popularity when artistes tried to shake up the masses by criticizing social evils. Being a connoisseur of art, culture and cinema, I have seen almost all art forms particularly from Kerala and presented my reviews to media also. Besides what you have mentioned, Chavittunadakom, Oppana, Krishnanattom, Mohiniyattom, Thiruvathirakali, Mudiyattom Kali, Kolkkali and Daffumuttu, Koodiyattom, Chakkyaar Kootthu and Margamkali are also popular but for want of encouragement most of these have almost on the verge of extinct as you ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 16 Feb '10 11:59 am

 
  
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Very true. In this digital age rural folk & art forms have taken back seat. There is one such entertaining art form of Kathputli Dance which is at verge of dying. In this art form some story or message is provided to audience by means of dolls primarily made out of wood and adorned with bright colours. During my last visit to Udaipur, I could see glimpses of this art and was amazed as how sting pulling can make dolls appear live and interactive. Artist told me that this art does not make much of commercial sense nowadays and his children are not learning the same.
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 16 Feb '10 11:34 am

 
  
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Who will forget gr8 kunjan nambiar,now in school festivals the above mentioned items are adding,thus we preserve above ageold arts
Answered by mohd basheer, 16 Feb '10 11:29 am

 
  
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Yes, many more are there......like Odissi dance, Satyanarayan PALA, DASKATHIA, Prahalad Natak (known as Raja Natak) of Odisa, Chhau Nritya...... now a days people are not showing their interest towards the scriptures of Indian and its regional culture......that so why no one is showing their Interest to continue the culture.....may be due to finacial condition , those who have adopted these as an earning sources, now unable to meet their family needs.......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 16 Feb '10 11:28 am

 
  
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Bot really seen any of them
Answered by anil garg, 06 Nov '10 02:23 pm

 
  
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