NAMBOOTHIRI GIRL WITH LIKING FOR MUSLIM DANCE
Antharjanam, Chelakkunnam Illam, Puthaloth, Kodakkad, Kasargod,
daughter of the priest of Ayyappa temple, Bangalore, is equally fond of
Thiruvathira Kali and Oppana. She
is now attending the workshop on Muslim art being organized by Kerala
Folklore Academy at Kozhikode.
a high school student she used to take part in cultural competitions.
When her friends remarked that her performance in Oppana was better
than that in Thiruvathira Kali, she started learning more about the art
with the help of her Muslim friends.
Namboothiri girl learning Oppana wasnít taken appreciatively by her
parents. However, as she grew
up, the resistance to her likes decreased.
Still her mother found it difficult, initially, to send her to
workshops and camps for Muslim art.
who is a student of M.A (Malayalam) writes poems in periodicals under the
pen name Subha Kodakkad. In
addition to her studies, she is working as a computer instructor in a
she is fond of Mappila songs, she hasnít been able to understand the
stanzas fully, she says.
Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi, October 3, 1998
Contributed by: Administrator
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