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Title: The female impersonator in traditional Indian theatre
Authors: Pani, Jiwan
Keywords: Female impersonators
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
Abstract: This article is about the female impersonator in different type of traditional Indian theatre. Female-impersonation is not limited to the young and beautiful alone. Demonesses like Tadaka and Putana. Old scheming women like Manthara and hunch-backs like Kabuja are also impersonated by male actors. Recently there has been an attempt, specially in Jatra and Nautanki, to replace the female-impersonator by actresses.
Appears in Collections:No.045 [July-September 1977]

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