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Ritualization and Performance of Halumatha Kuruba Identity in Mailaralinga Jatre

Yashasvi M , Maadesh (2018) Ritualization and Performance of Halumatha Kuruba Identity in Mailaralinga Jatre. Other thesis, Christ University.



Folk performance narratives are important cultural texts in the study of communities and indigenous identities. Lord Mailara is an incarnation of Lord Shiva generally worshipped by the shepherd communities. Kurubas being the shepherd community in the regions of Karnataka, their traditional occupation was shepherding and weaving. Halumatha Kurubas are a sub-sect of the Kuruba community. This dissertation examines Mailaralinga Jatre as a cultural text which ritualizes Halumatha Kuruba identity. It highlights the lives and history of the community through an analysis of Mailaralinga Jatre, an annual carnival which brings together individuals of the community through rituals such as Karanika and Pavada Utsava. It further tries to examine the varied roles performed by individuals and groups of different castes. The project approaches Mailaralinga Jatre as a historiographic narrative of cultural history and attempts to define the connection between folklore, identity and community consciousness historically from the tenth century to contemporary contexts of globalization. Discourse analysis, folklore and performance studies constitute the methodology of research. The chapters focus on the identity of Kuruba community and Halumatha Kurubas in specific through the performances of Karanika and Pavada Utsava and the impact of globalization on the tradition.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > English Studies
Thesis > MPhil
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ID Code:7906
Deposited By:Shaiju M C
Deposited On:20 Aug 2019 13:04
Last Modified:20 Aug 2019 13:04

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