Two Masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam

Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam

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ISBN:

9780199483594

Publication date:

06/07/2019

Hardback

348 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 1795.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199483594

Publication date:

06/07/2019

Hardback

348 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Edited by Heike Oberlin and David Shulman

This volume focuses on Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam, the two great masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam. It provides fundamental general remarks and relates them to pan-Indian reflections on aesthetics, philology, ritual studies, and history. Authored by scholars and active Kūṭiyāṭṭam performers, this is the first attempt to bring together a set of sustained, multi-faceted interpretations of these masterpieces-in-performance.

Rights:  World Rights

Edited by Heike Oberlin and David Shulman

Description

Kūṭiyāṭṭam, India’s only living traditional Sanskrit theatre, has been continually performed in Kerala for at least a thousand years. The actors and drummers create an entire world in the empty space of the stage by using spectacular costumes and make-up and by an immensely rich interplay of words, rhythms, mime, and gestures.

This volume focuses on Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam, the two great masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam. It provides fundamental general remarks and relates them to pan-Indian reflections on aesthetics, philology, ritual studies, and history. Authored by scholars and active Kūṭiyāṭṭam performers, this is the first attempt to bring together a set of sustained, multi-faceted interpretations of these masterpieces-in-performance. With an aim to open up this ancient art form to readers interested in South Indian culture, religion, theatre and performance studies, philology as well as literature, this volume offers a new way to access a major art form of pre-modern and modern Kerala.

About the Editors

Heike Oberlin is associate professor, Department of Indology, University of Tübingen, Germany.

David Shulman is professor emeritus, Department of Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Contributors:

Sudha Gopalakrishnan

Lyne Bansat-Boudon

Orly Hadani Nave

Hemdat Salay

Indu G.

Elena Mucciarelli

Ophira Gamliel

Virginie Johan

Bhadra P.K.M.

Rajneesh B.

Einat Bar-On Cohen

Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

Aparna Nangiar

Madhu Margi Chakyar

Manu V. Devadevan

Sivan Goren Arzony

Edited by Heike Oberlin and David Shulman

Table of contents

Foreword (K.K. Gopalakrishan)

Introduction (Heike Oberlin and David Shulman)

 

Opening up

  1. Aṅgulīyāṅkam and Mantrāṅkam: Two Wondrous Crest Jewels of Kūṭiyāṭṭam (Sudha Gopalakrishnan)
  2. Some Remarks on the Āścaryacūḍāmaṇi: Reflections, Reflexivity, and Wonder (Lyne Bansat-Boudon)

 

Mantrāṅkam

  1. Mantrāṅkam, an Ancient Integration Project? Its Structure and Composition (Heike Oberlin)
  2. What is Mantrāṅkam? (David Shulman)
  3. Pracchana Bārhaspatyam: Irony and Illusion, Reality, Reflection, and Play in Mantrāṅkam (Orly Hadani Nave)
  4. Reflection and Aruḷ: Creating Śiva on the Kūṭiyaṭṭam Stage (Hemdat Salay)
  5. Vasantaka: Personal Considerations from within the Practice (Indu G.)
  6. Mantrāṅkam: An Arena for Experimentation (Elena Mucciarelli)
  7. The Mantrāṅkam Paribhāṣa from a Historical Linguistics Perspective (Ophira Gamliel)
  8. Tying the Universe: The Interplay of Veda and Kūṭiyāṭṭam with special reference to Mantrāṅkam (Elena Mucciarelli and Heike Oberlin)

 

Aṅgulīyaṅkam

  1. Aṅgulīyāṅkam, Rāmāyaṇa-Vēda of the Cākyārs (Virginie Johan)
  2. Aṅgulīyāṅkam: The Nāṭyaveda of Kūṭiyāṭṭam (Bhadra P.K.M. and Rajneesh B.)
  3. The World of Hanumān: Creating a Fluid Cosmos on a Kerala Kūṭiyāṭṭam Stage (Einat Bar-On Cohen)
  4. Distinct Conventions in the Staging of Aṅgulīyāṅkam Kūttu (Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar and Aparna Nangiar)

 

Tying up

  1. My Experience of Performing Aṅgulīyāṅkam and Mantrāṅkam (Madhu Margi Chakyar)
  2. Knowing and Being: Kūṭiyāṭṭam and Its Semantic Universe (Manu V. Devadevan)
  3. An Actor in Red and White: The Cākyār Community and the Early Maṇiprāvaḷam Corpus (Sivan Goren Arzony)

 

Note on the Contributors

Index

Edited by Heike Oberlin and David Shulman

Edited by Heike Oberlin and David Shulman

Edited by Heike Oberlin and David Shulman

Description

Kūṭiyāṭṭam, India’s only living traditional Sanskrit theatre, has been continually performed in Kerala for at least a thousand years. The actors and drummers create an entire world in the empty space of the stage by using spectacular costumes and make-up and by an immensely rich interplay of words, rhythms, mime, and gestures.

This volume focuses on Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam, the two great masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam. It provides fundamental general remarks and relates them to pan-Indian reflections on aesthetics, philology, ritual studies, and history. Authored by scholars and active Kūṭiyāṭṭam performers, this is the first attempt to bring together a set of sustained, multi-faceted interpretations of these masterpieces-in-performance. With an aim to open up this ancient art form to readers interested in South Indian culture, religion, theatre and performance studies, philology as well as literature, this volume offers a new way to access a major art form of pre-modern and modern Kerala.

About the Editors

Heike Oberlin is associate professor, Department of Indology, University of Tübingen, Germany.

David Shulman is professor emeritus, Department of Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Contributors:

Sudha Gopalakrishnan

Lyne Bansat-Boudon

Orly Hadani Nave

Hemdat Salay

Indu G.

Elena Mucciarelli

Ophira Gamliel

Virginie Johan

Bhadra P.K.M.

Rajneesh B.

Einat Bar-On Cohen

Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar

Aparna Nangiar

Madhu Margi Chakyar

Manu V. Devadevan

Sivan Goren Arzony

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Table of contents

Foreword (K.K. Gopalakrishan)

Introduction (Heike Oberlin and David Shulman)

 

Opening up

  1. Aṅgulīyāṅkam and Mantrāṅkam: Two Wondrous Crest Jewels of Kūṭiyāṭṭam (Sudha Gopalakrishnan)
  2. Some Remarks on the Āścaryacūḍāmaṇi: Reflections, Reflexivity, and Wonder (Lyne Bansat-Boudon)

 

Mantrāṅkam

  1. Mantrāṅkam, an Ancient Integration Project? Its Structure and Composition (Heike Oberlin)
  2. What is Mantrāṅkam? (David Shulman)
  3. Pracchana Bārhaspatyam: Irony and Illusion, Reality, Reflection, and Play in Mantrāṅkam (Orly Hadani Nave)
  4. Reflection and Aruḷ: Creating Śiva on the Kūṭiyaṭṭam Stage (Hemdat Salay)
  5. Vasantaka: Personal Considerations from within the Practice (Indu G.)
  6. Mantrāṅkam: An Arena for Experimentation (Elena Mucciarelli)
  7. The Mantrāṅkam Paribhāṣa from a Historical Linguistics Perspective (Ophira Gamliel)
  8. Tying the Universe: The Interplay of Veda and Kūṭiyāṭṭam with special reference to Mantrāṅkam (Elena Mucciarelli and Heike Oberlin)

 

Aṅgulīyaṅkam

  1. Aṅgulīyāṅkam, Rāmāyaṇa-Vēda of the Cākyārs (Virginie Johan)
  2. Aṅgulīyāṅkam: The Nāṭyaveda of Kūṭiyāṭṭam (Bhadra P.K.M. and Rajneesh B.)
  3. The World of Hanumān: Creating a Fluid Cosmos on a Kerala Kūṭiyāṭṭam Stage (Einat Bar-On Cohen)
  4. Distinct Conventions in the Staging of Aṅgulīyāṅkam Kūttu (Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar and Aparna Nangiar)

 

Tying up

  1. My Experience of Performing Aṅgulīyāṅkam and Mantrāṅkam (Madhu Margi Chakyar)
  2. Knowing and Being: Kūṭiyāṭṭam and Its Semantic Universe (Manu V. Devadevan)
  3. An Actor in Red and White: The Cākyār Community and the Early Maṇiprāvaḷam Corpus (Sivan Goren Arzony)

 

Note on the Contributors

Index

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