Revival of Leather Puppetry in Godavari Region

The Sangeet Natak Akademi is making efforts to revive the ancient theatre performance of leather puppetry in the Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh. This tradition, on the verge of extinction, has only around 60 performers left out of nearly 300 families. Through the ‘Guru-Sishya Parampara’ initiative, ten students are being trained in Madhavapatnam to carry forward the legacy.

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