Folk Art News
Renowned Kalbeliya artist Gulabi Sapera on her determination to dance, acts of resistance
Life changed completely when, as a child of seven years, Dhanvantri was spotted by Tripti Pandey and Himmat Singh of the Rajasthan Tourism Department while dancing at the Pushkar Mela.
Anwar Chitrakar, a folk artist from Bengal, captures vignettes of locked down lives through traditional art
Anwar Chitrakar talks about his latest online lockdown-inspired exhibition 'Tales of our Times', and his personal journey with the folk art tradition.
Tamil Nadu’s folk artists strike new-found resonance amid COVID-19 — a reminder of the role they played in past epidemics
Marginalised and subaltern forms of musical expression, performing arts and literature have historically fulfilled a range of purposes in Tamil Nadu. Under the lockdown, the fate of their proponents remains uncertain
Karnataka Rajyotsava 2019: BS Yediyurappa to award state's second-highest civilian honour to 64 people today
Rajyotsava Awards is the second-highest civilian honor of Karnataka and is conferred annually by the state government
Finding Frida: How the iconic artist has been reinvented, kept alive in popular memory
Frida Kahlo’s art continues to have the power to move, disturb, and thrill, even if it is endlessly replicated as a photo, or appears as an image printed on some very curious objects
The art of the bahurupi: Bengal's folk cosplayers are vestiges of a fading past
The bahurupis are folk cosplayers of Bengal who portray several hundred characters, most of them mythological, but some with social relevance
Bommalattam: How Kalaivanan is keeping an ancient form of puppetry alive through political messages
Kalaivanan has managed to capture the interest of young Tamilians by taking the art form beyond the context of temples and mythology
As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk art
The Gurusaday Museum — which opened in 1963 and is housed in a sprawling building in Joka on the fringes of the city amidst a mango orchard now heavy with fruit — is facing its darkest hour
Performance politics: Not just a dance form, Lavani is a commentary on gender, caste, sex
Lavani has been represented problematically in most existing literature and cinema. To understand why, it might help to understand the politics that the dance associates itself with.
Folk arts and long beards take stage at Marwar Festival in Jodhpur
Rajasthani folk artists perform during Marwar Festival in Jodhpur, India on 26 October, 2015