Rock Art & Contemporary Tribal Art Series
DEER IN ROCK ART OF INDIA AND EUROPEISBN :Edited By :GIACAMO CAMURI, ANGELO FOSSATI AND YASHODHAR MATHPAL
(1993, xvi+150pp. tables, line - drawings., col. and b & w illus.)
CONSERVATION OF ROCK ARTISBN :
CULTURAL ECOLOGY PREHISTORY AND ETHNO-ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTISBN :Edited By :Bansi Lal Malla & Dwipen Bezbaruah
(2017, xvi+158, Size 22 cm x 28cm)
RABARIISBN : 81-7107-026-4Edited By :Francesco d'Orazi Flavoni
(1990 136pp. col. and b&w plates, bibl.)
This work is unencumbered by ethnography. It serves as a valuable introduction to what is called at the IGNCA, loka paramaparā – the people’ tradition. As a picture book it is an art-work of high quality and as a descriptive material it is a new and fresh exposition of Rabari lifestyle.
Ritual as Ideology: Text and Context in TeyyamISBN : 81-246-0275-1Edited By :Chandran T. V.
(2005, xx+133pp., one map, 54 coloured photos, bibl., index)
Teyyam, the spectacular ritual dance widely performed in north Kerala, has its distinct forms of visual and verbal expression. However, what was once expressed through the distinctly indigenous forms of this religious “other” no longer remains the same,…Read Moreas the specificities of meaning and messages as encoded in the whole structure of its ritual performance were levelled out and superceded by the ideological laundering of caste Hinduism. Ritual as Ideology looks into the specific cultural formation of teyyam – it re-frames and interprets various myths of the mother-goddesses and hero-deities by situating them in the historical conditions in which they originated.
Based on a study of the myths at a microstructual level, the book explores from a sociological perspective how the ritual functions as ideology, apart from its cultic or religious significance. The study also unfolds and explains the gender disparity between the archetypal Female Devourer and her Male Victims, the recurrent motifs in the myths related to various manifestations of the Terrible Mother in Teyyam. The study thus acquires contemporary significance in the face of cultural athoritarianism that in its design of appropriation attributes the village pantheon of every “little tradition” to canonical Hinduism, a process that has been so rife in today’s cultural politics.
ROCK ART IN KERALAISBN :
ROCK ART IN KUMAON HIMALAYAISBN :
ROCK ART IN THE OLD WORLDISBN :Edited By :MICHAEL LORBLANCHET
(2001, xxxii+538pp., tables, maps, col. and b&w figs.)
THE ARTS OF KERALA KSHETRAMISBN : 978-81-246-0851-7Edited By :Kapila Vatsyayan , Distributors : Gyan Publishing House, Darya Ganj, New Delhi - 2
THE RITUAL ART OF TEYYAM AND BHUTARADHANEISBN : 81-7013-149-9Edited By :SITA K. NAMBIAR
(1996, xvi+128pp. col. and b&w illus., gloss, bibl., appen., index)
This book on the ritual art of Teyyam and Bhūtārādhane as noticed among some ethnic groups of Kerala and Karnataka brings into focus metaphysical happenings in the life of the people and its reflection in folk tradition. Teyyam is enacted to gain redressal from the spirits…Read MoreThe author has tried to describe the performances, in which the performer gets engrossed, totally transformed and transcended to the world of unseen forces of nature, impersonating the gods and goddesses by way of theatrical arts and exhibiting his so-called divine power by uncanny behaviour. Various other manifestations of art forms connected with the ritual art of Teyyam have also been discussed here. The art of ritual paintings, crafts and practices relating to the preparation of the head gears and the performing arts are well-covered in the book. It is complete with annotated glossary oflocal terms and profuse authentic illustrations.