Art and Culture of Marginalised Nomadic Tribes in Andhra Pradesh
India is rich in its oral tradition. Its antiquity defies historical inquiry. Indian folklore offers diversity in the forms of expression while retaining the unity of theme, i.e. Dharma., The forms may be changing periodically to suit the times. The purpose of these popular art forms has been the same in a way as the classical arts. They provide education through entertainment. Andhra Desa, comprising roughly the present state of Andhra Pradesh, is very significant in its folk tradition in variety of forms. Numerous producing and service castes so far maintained their own sub castes of bards to retain their collective memory of the community and family histories besides propagating the Puranic knowledge and stories from great epics. The dependent sub-castes who have been so far preserving these arts and ancient knowledge are speedily disappearing due to lack of patronage and changing life-style. In this context, this book, the result of a painstaking research involving lot of field work may serve as a tribute to those unselfish barefoot narrators and preservers of history of bygone ages.
Oral History Tradition
Art and Culture of Patapradarshana Kathakulu
Orality and Historicity
Andhra Pradesh Anugu Raju art forms battle Bharathi Bhatrajus Bhavana Bhavana Rishi Bonalu Brahma Brahmanaidu Brahmins called caste Chalukya Chindu Chindula Contd culture Dakkalis depend entertaining festival folklore Ganga Goddess Golla Gotras Gouda Goudajettis Gundaiah Hyderabad India inscription Janapada kaifiyats Kakatiya Kanyaka Kapu Karimnagar Karimnagar district Katamaiah Katamaraju Kathalu Katamaraju stories Katha Khammam district king Krishna Kummaras literature livelihood Lord Siva Madigas Madivelu Machaiah Madras Mahabharatha main singer Mandahechus marriage Mirasi Mirasi villages Mutrasi community Nalgonda district Nallasiddi narrated this story Nellore nomadic tribes occupation op.cit oral tradition Padmasali community palm-leaf manuscripts Palnadu Palnati Panasas Pandavulavaru Parvathi Patam Patamuvaru patron-community Peddiraju Pekkaras performance Pichikuntlas preserved Puranas Rajaka recite the stories Reddy regarding the origin Runza Sadanasurulu Sahitya Saivite sing Siraj-UI-Hassan social society sub-castes Subba take donations Telangana Telugu toddy troupe Vaisya Veera Charitra Vipravinodis Virabhadra Viramustis Vishwabrahmins Vishwakarma Warangal district Yadava Yakshagana