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Exhibition of Puppets
Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur
June 5 to 12, 2010

Reviving the ancient art of puppetry
Tholpavakoothu is on the verge of extinction
The Hindu, November 14th, 2009

Play with puppets
K.K. Ramachandra Pulavar.
The Hindu, Friday Review, May 1st, 2009

Discussion with Ramachandra Pulavar, The shadow puppeteer from Kerala
Pluralism and Performance : The Many Voices in Ramayana.
Adishakti Ramayana Festival, March 17th, 2009

In the footsteps of Bapu
‘Gandhikoothu,’ a shadow puppetry show, was premiered at Vadakara.
The Hindu, Friday Review, Mafch 13th, 2009

Tolpava koothu is adapting to changed times.
VANISHING ART: Traditional leather puppetry performers during a show of “Tholpavakoothu” in Kochi recently.
The Hindu, Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Tracing the life of Gandhiji
The Kavalappara troupe of puppetry will stage a show on the life and times of Gandhiji.
The Hindu
, Friday Review, October 12th, 2007

Play of light and shadows
Tholpavakoothu, a form of shadow puppetry, narrates stories from the Ramayana. .
The Hindu
, Friday Review, July 13th, 2007

K. Annamala Pulavar: Artiste of the month, September 2009

JTpac Cochin/Kerala, an organisation committed to preserve, sustain, propagate and nurture the performing arts traditions of India, has chosen K. Annamala Pulavar, as artist of the month.
K. Annamala Pulavar, 96, is a living guru of Tolpava Koothu, Keralas' shadow puppetry. He had also received the Kerala Folklore Akademi's fellowship and award for the year 2003.


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