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Putola Nach

  • IASbaba
  • May 3, 2021
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Putola Nach

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture 

In news

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an Assam-based trust the opportunity to focus on a near-forgotten form of string puppetry called Putola Nach.

Key takeaways 

  • It is performed in three areas with distinct characteristics.
  • These areas are Barpeta-Nalbari in western Assam, Kalaigaon in northern Assam and Majuli “island” in eastern Assam.
  • The Ramayana, either in its entirety or by episodes, is performed, as well as scenes from the Mahabharata. 
  • The puppeteers are happy to add dialogues or chants taken from bhaona, the local traditional theatre.

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