Young Kattaikkuttu Students and their Development

Esmee Meertens


Kattaikuttu also known by the other names Kuttu and Terukuttu is lively flexible Tamil folk theatre tradition. This paper documents the Tamil Nadu Kattaikkuttu Kalai Valarchi Munnetra Sangam in Kanchipuram an organization founded by Kattaikuttu actor P.Rajagopal along with sixteen other performers and Hanne Bruin an indologist from the Netherlands. The focus of the paper is to reflect over the effects of Kattaikuttu and Kattaikuttu training on the personal development of the young students of the School conducted by the Sangam.

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