[Reader-list] Gold Coast Ramlila

Aalok Aima aalok.aima at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 13 14:31:45 IST 2010

'ramlila' = the dramatic enactment of the 'ramayana' with roots in folk-theatre that, traditionally with a spread of 10 days for the performance, ends with burning effigies of 'ravana' on 'dusshera' day (more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramlila )
an interesting example of how 'ramlila' from the folk-theatre form (as is not uncommon) has mainstreamed into the urban environments with retention of the theatrical-style but improvisation in 'lines', dress, musical accompaniment etc
.......... aalok aima


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