- Research on puppetry (shadow puppets, marionettes or string
puppets, rod and glove puppets) was initiated towards the end of 1989; multilingual
bibliography of shadow puppets has been completed. A data base for the bibliography is
being developed on the subject.
- While involving the traditional puppeteers in this
programme, some contemporary themes have been introduced. For instance, the themes
associated with the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Puppeteers from Andhra Pradesh,
Karnatakas, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar and Orissa have been involved in this experiment.
The show on Bapu has been taken to remote places all over India.
- Several workshops have been held both for the children and
the traditional puppeteers.
- Two story books on Gandhis thoughts for children have
been published in Hindi and Gujarati.