Blogs tagged with: India

Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the ‘Folk Performance’ in India: 5 Questions to Brahma Prakash

Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the ‘Folk Performance’ in India: 5 Questions to Brahma Prakash

Brahma Prakash

Judith Weik

Brahma Prakash's book examines ways in which meanings and behaviours are engendered in communities through rituals, theatre and enactments. It offers a conceptual framework to understand the politics and aesthetics of 'folk performance' in India and South Asia.

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Posted: Wednesday 5 February 2020


Bread Cement Cactus: 5 Questions to Annie Zaidi

Bread Cement Cactus: 5 Questions to Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi

Judith Weik

Writer and journalist Annie Zaidi, winner of the Nine Dots Prize 2019 – 2020, talks to us about her memoir written in response to the question "Is there still no place like home?"

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Posted: Wednesday 17 June 2020


Of Tigeraphernalia and Talking Big Cats

Of Tigeraphernalia and Talking Big Cats

Nayanika Mathur

On a recent trip to Ranthambore – a tiger reserve and wildlife sanctuary in the north Indian state of Rajasthan – I encountered a number of talking big cats. To be precise, these are large, lifelike, painted cut-outs of big cats that are friendlily asking one to meet them or have a party or, as in the third case, beseeching one to be given some land to walk on...

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Posted: Wednesday 5 February 2014