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On Arubathumoovar Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar temple festival |Times of India

March 22, 2016

The article can be read online at http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=DAY-OF-DEVOTEES-ARUBATHUMOOVAR-fest-of-Mylapore-village-22032016006015 The manuscript version is given below:   Mylapore Arubathumoovar festival M.D.Muthukumaraswamy Mylapore Arubathumoovar festival is unique in the sense that it celebrates not an abstract god but a god who manifests in the actions of devotees, the Nayanmars who number sixty three. Saiva Agamas do prescribe celebrations […]

David Dean Shulman: Chronicler of the inner lives of the South Indians, especially the Tamils

March 21, 2016

My article on David Shulman’s scholarly contributions to the understanding of Tamil society, culture, and religion is published today in the Times of India Chennai edition. You may read the article online at http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/index.aspx?eid=31807&dt=20160219 David Dean Shulman: Chronicler of the inner lives of the South Indians, especially the Tamils M.D.Muthukumaraswamy David Shulman’s latest book published […]

On Mayana Kollai | Times of India

March 17, 2016

  To read the article online click on http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=WHEN-GRAVEYARDS-THROB-WITH-LIFE-WOMEN-POWER-17032016006005 WHEN GRAVEYARDS THROB WITH LIFE & WOMEN POWER M D Muthukumaraswamy After Shivaratri, Folk Festival Celebrates Shiva’s Consort After the pujas and fasts for Mahashivaratri, Tamil Nadu sees a cel ebration of Shiva’s consort in the graveyards. The Mayana Kollai (looting of the graveyard) festival is […]

On Manickavasagar and Thiruvasagam | Times of India

March 9, 2016

  A day after Sivaratri the Times of India recalls the works of influential Saivite poet-saint Manickavasagar. To read the article online, click on http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/index.aspx?eid=31807&dt=20160309  Manickavasagar’s poetic achievement M.D.Muthukumaraswamy Of all Tamil bhakti poetry Nammazhvar’s Thiruvaimozhi and Manickavasagar’s  Thiruvasagam are accorded special places over and above their canonical status because of their philosophical disposition, emotional […]

INTACH Talk: September 20, 2013 – Folklore in Urban Spaces

September 17, 2013

Puppetry Seminar at IGNCA Delhi Programme Schedule

April 2, 2013

Two-day seminar at IGNCA Title: Traditional and modern forms of puppetry: Issues in contemporary expressions and practices Dates: 11th & 12th April 2013 Venue: Conference Room, IGNCA, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-110001   11-4-2013                  10:00 am                     :                Welcome Address by Member Secretary, IGNCA                     10 .15 am                    :                Address by the Chief […]

Message from Dorothy Noyes: Ohio State University announces new PhD fellowships in folklore

September 20, 2012

Dear colleagues, The Center for Folklore Studies is delighted to announce that the College of Arts and Sciences of the Ohio State University has created two new graduate fellowships targeted for folklore students. Because our PhD program is interdepartmental, these fellowships will make it easier for us to admit students whose research interests do not […]

Message from Brenda Beck: Publication of Annanmarswami kathai as a graphic novel

September 15, 2012

Dear Colleague, I am happy to share the good news that a project I have worked on for nearly 50 years has just become accessible to all via the internet. The Legend of Ponnivala is a major South Indian oral folk epic that I collected in 1965 from a singing bard. I have now overseen […]

All India Tata Fellowships in Folklore 2012-2013

September 9, 2012

All India Tata Fellowships in Folklore 2012-2013 National Folklore Support Centre’s Tata Fellowships in Folklore are meant for Post Graduate degree holders in Arts and Humanities, capable of delivering folklore research and documentation. This programme facilitates a scholar belonging to one community to work collaboratively with another community’s elder or an artist to document the […]

Call for Proposals: Tata Fellowships in Folklore 2012-2013

June 14, 2012

Tata Fellowships in Folklore 2012-2013 Call for proposals Scope National Folklore Support Centre’s Tata Fellowships in Folklore are meant for M.Phil level students/ scholars residing in the geographical areas of participating Universities/colleges. This program facilitates an M.Phil level scholar belonging to one community to work collaboratively with another community’s elder or an artist to document […]