Shraddha, a group promoting theater, staged Draupadi Kuravanji in Kattaikkuttu, a traditional art form in Narada Gana Sabha during the weekend. To all those who want to know what it means, remember the olden days when people spent nights watching the epics, Ramayana and Mahabharatha performed in open grounds, it is the same form much similar to Theru Koothu. P.Rajagopal, a humble man is the founder of Kattaikuttu sangam. Read about him here.
Kattaikkuttu is the University of the People, who cannot write and read (too well). It is our theatre and our culture. Kattaikkuttu is apopular musical theatre of the rural poor in North Tamil Nadu, India. It is Closely linked to the agrarian cycle & seasonal rituals. It is an embodiment of a vast, living, oral legacy. Now Under threat of extinction because of the rapid industrialization of the country side.
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