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Title: Purisai Kannappa Thambiran
Authors: Swaminathan, Venkat
Thambiran, Purisai Kannappa
Keywords: Folk drama
Purisai Kannappa Thambiran
Tamil Nadu
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
Description: Pursia Kannapa Thambiran is today the best-known name in Therukoothu- the folk theatre of Tamil Nadu enacting the mahabharat story. Born in 1915, he is a third-generation Koothu performer, and a repository of the art as it has developed in his native Pursia. From the 1970s Kannappa Thambirah has also served as a link between Therukoothu and new theatre in Tamil Nadu, inspiring a movement utilizing the traditional resources of the art. Active on the stage 78, he continue to teach Koothu in his village and hold workshops for students in the cities Kannappa Thambiran recieved the title of Kalaimammani from the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Natak Manram in 1972 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989. This Interview was conducted (in Tamil) for the archives of Sangeet Natak Akademi on 3 November 1992. It has been translated into English by Venkat Swaminath.
Appears in Collections:No.105-106 [July- December 1992]

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