Fieldwork Report: Discourse of the blurred genre: Case of Draupadi Kuravanchi Koothu

M.D. Muthukumaraswamy


This paper analyses how folk creativity finds expression in the context of village festival ambience by blurring many genres. This paper also describes how framing devices of the blurred genres are used to transport the audience between fiction, ritual and reality. One of the most recognizable framing devices of Therukoothu is the endless repetitive descriptions of Draupadi’s humiliation in the Kaurava court as exemplified by the text and performance of Kuravanchi.

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