Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Folk > Folk Arts of Tamilnadu
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Folk Arts of Tamilnadu
Pages from the book
Folk Arts of Tamilnadu
Look Inside the Book
Description
Introduction

The Tamil language is evocative, replete with poetry, classical allusions about natural phenomena. This poetry is reflected in the arts - music and dance, sculpture and painting - and in the great temples built by succeeding dynasties. There is song and dance, poetry, story and legend woven around every occasion, reflecting the hopes, aspirations and beliefs of the people. Every art is rich with historical, poetic and cultural allusions, linked through centuries of celebration

Folk arts and crafts, the songs and dances, myths and legends, beliefs and practices, fairs and festivals - all these continue to be inspired by rural ideals. Life styles, culture and value systems are inspired and sustained by the basic urges of society, and the folk culture of the Tamils is no exception.

Any dance, ritual or festival of the people originally starts as a fertility rite and sympathetic magic. Most festivals were celebrated to augur the prosperity of the agricultural community, the fertility of the fields, the health and fecundity of the cattle and the birth and survival of children. The folk arts of Tamilnadu reflect the socio-religious customs and practices of rural people. Their aim is to prevent disease, drive away evil forces and increase vitality and strength.

Music and dance are the emotional offsprings of the happy moments of rural people and reflect the aesthetic scholarship of an unlettered genius. They emanate as spontaneous outbursts, from the impact of religious beliefs and ritualistic customs, and are an essential part of rural ceremonies and festivals. Tamilnadu being the repository of various arts and crafts, every village and its corresponding temple was a nursery for the arts, which were passed on through generations. These arts are devoid of rules and are highly flexible in character.

Unfortunately, our villages are now paying the price for progress and development by allowing themselves to be transformed into satellites of towns under the impact of that global phenomenon, the technological explosion. In the process, folk culture is gradually being replaced by "cinema culture," a culture created through plagiarising the west. It is imperative that Tamilnadu not only retains but revitalises the ethos of folk culture, a priceless heritage containing an enormous wealth of folk forms and traditions to be preserved.

This book was originally brought out in Tamil for the Foundation's project "Revival of Folk Art Forms in Schools", sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The importance of the subject persuaded us to publish it in English, to reach a wider readership.

Several people have contributed in various ways to this publication: M. Amirthalingam to the research, while P. Ramaswami, Y. Venkatesh and Prema have done the drawings. Several others have contributed to the typing, data entry and printing. I am grateful to all of them for their help and whole-hearted involvement in this project.

**Contents and Sample Pages**







Folk Arts of Tamilnadu

Item Code:
NAU043
Cover:
PAPERBACK
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
8190148478
Language:
ENGLISH
Size:
8.50 X 5.50 inch
Pages:
73 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 0.85 Kg
Price:
$15.00
Discounted:
$11.25   Shipping Free
You Save:
$3.75 (25%)
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Folk Arts of Tamilnadu
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3021 times since 5th Nov, 2019
Introduction

The Tamil language is evocative, replete with poetry, classical allusions about natural phenomena. This poetry is reflected in the arts - music and dance, sculpture and painting - and in the great temples built by succeeding dynasties. There is song and dance, poetry, story and legend woven around every occasion, reflecting the hopes, aspirations and beliefs of the people. Every art is rich with historical, poetic and cultural allusions, linked through centuries of celebration

Folk arts and crafts, the songs and dances, myths and legends, beliefs and practices, fairs and festivals - all these continue to be inspired by rural ideals. Life styles, culture and value systems are inspired and sustained by the basic urges of society, and the folk culture of the Tamils is no exception.

Any dance, ritual or festival of the people originally starts as a fertility rite and sympathetic magic. Most festivals were celebrated to augur the prosperity of the agricultural community, the fertility of the fields, the health and fecundity of the cattle and the birth and survival of children. The folk arts of Tamilnadu reflect the socio-religious customs and practices of rural people. Their aim is to prevent disease, drive away evil forces and increase vitality and strength.

Music and dance are the emotional offsprings of the happy moments of rural people and reflect the aesthetic scholarship of an unlettered genius. They emanate as spontaneous outbursts, from the impact of religious beliefs and ritualistic customs, and are an essential part of rural ceremonies and festivals. Tamilnadu being the repository of various arts and crafts, every village and its corresponding temple was a nursery for the arts, which were passed on through generations. These arts are devoid of rules and are highly flexible in character.

Unfortunately, our villages are now paying the price for progress and development by allowing themselves to be transformed into satellites of towns under the impact of that global phenomenon, the technological explosion. In the process, folk culture is gradually being replaced by "cinema culture," a culture created through plagiarising the west. It is imperative that Tamilnadu not only retains but revitalises the ethos of folk culture, a priceless heritage containing an enormous wealth of folk forms and traditions to be preserved.

This book was originally brought out in Tamil for the Foundation's project "Revival of Folk Art Forms in Schools", sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The importance of the subject persuaded us to publish it in English, to reach a wider readership.

Several people have contributed in various ways to this publication: M. Amirthalingam to the research, while P. Ramaswami, Y. Venkatesh and Prema have done the drawings. Several others have contributed to the typing, data entry and printing. I am grateful to all of them for their help and whole-hearted involvement in this project.

**Contents and Sample Pages**







Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Folk Arts of Tamilnadu (Performing Arts | Books)

Art of Dancing: Classical and Folk Dances
by Priyabala Shah
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDF467
$29.00$21.75
You save: $7.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Music and Folk Dances of Banaras
Item Code: NAB736
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Narratives: Rituals and Performances (An Intangible Cultural Heritage of Tamil Nadu)
Deal 20% Off
by S. Simon John
Hardcover (Edition: 2016)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAN420
$62.00$37.20
You save: $24.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Legend Bhagaban Sahu
Item Code: IDI528
$17.50$13.12
You save: $4.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Theatre Pandwani
by Niranjan Mahawar
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: NAE200
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Indian Theatre (Loka Ranga Panorama of Indian Folk Theatre)
by M. L. Varadpande
Hardcover (Edition: 1992)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: IDH425
$77.00$57.75
You save: $19.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Sacred Dance (A Journey into The Religious and Folk Traditions)
by Ellen Pearlman
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
Inner Traditions, Vermont
Item Code: NAO970
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
लोक गीत: Folk Songs
Item Code: NZE303
$21.00$15.75
You save: $5.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bhand Pather (The Folk Theatre of Kashmir)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAM408
$57.00$34.20
You save: $22.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Janapadam Gnanapatham (Folk and Tribal Dances of India)
by Srilekha Kocherlakota
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Srilekha Kocherlaota
Item Code: NAF390
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Karyala Folk Theatre of Himachal Pradesh
Item Code: IDK620
$8.00$6.00
You save: $2.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Arts Education (Resource Book for Teachers)
Item Code: NAI211
$21.00$15.75
You save: $5.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India