Theyyam: the dancing colours of caste focus: north Malabar (Kerala)
Haritha, V. V.
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The objective of the project is to explore something which is unseen, exploring the changes in the social hierarchy by revolutions in Kerala. Theyyam, the ritual form of worship of North Malabar(district of Kannur and Kasargod) is taken as the medium of communication since it reflects the shifts and mobilities of elements in ritual, economical and ideological hierarchies in the society of North Kerala. During my field trip and research I could experience the culture and traditions in that region. It allowed me to see the arts and performance in a broader perspective and to understand how it is related to the tradition and life of the people.