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Kathaprasangam

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  • September 27, 2021
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Kathaprasangam

Part of: Prelims and GS I – Art and culture 

Context: At a time when Kathaprasangam is literally on the verge of extinction, a youth from Koodaranhi village in Kozhikode is making people aware of social issues through the art form.

What is Kathaprasangam? 

  • Kadhaprasangam (lyrical narrative or story telling performance) is a performing art of Kerala, India.
  • It combines speaking, acting, and singing to present a story.
  • Costumes, make-up, or settings are not used. 
  • The main artist, the Kaadhikan, tells the story, acts and sings with two or three accompanying instrumentalists.
  • themes are largely from classical and popular literature.
  • It originated from an earlier art form Harikathakalakshepam. 

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