Behrupiya: Folk Artists

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  • August 29, 2020
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Behrupiya: Folk Artists

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Art & Culture

In News:

  • ‘Behrupiyas’ were recently in news due to their livelihoods being affected due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Behrupiyas are impersonators, mostly known to perform in villages and markets all over India.
  • The behrupiya festival is a traditional Indian style of street theatre.
  • It takes place every year in different locations- Delhi, Ahmedabad, Udaipur and others.
  • In the past, they assisted in circulating, transmitting and publicising the various knowledge forms among the people. 
  • The vibrant tradition of Ramleela can also be seen as an extension of this practice which continues even today.

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