UPSC Art And Culture Special: Burra Katha Folk Art From Andhra Pradesh
Post on 19,December 2014   5:00 AM
By - PolyEyes Staff
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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), an independent constitutional body meant for recruiting IAS, IPS and other elite officers has recently gone through the structural change in the examination syllabus.

The pattern has inducted art and culture portion as a vital portion of UPSC Syllabus. After going through last two years prelims and mains question paper, it seems that art and culture is must go through topic for the serious aspirants.

Keeping the relevance of the UPSC Art and Culture topic Team PolyEyes has compiled relevant information on Burra Katha an art of oral storytelling which is significantly performed in the Andhra Pradesh and Telengana regions.

This narrative folk art is popular with different names in different region of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In Rayalseema region it is famous with the name of Tandana Katha or Suddulu, in coastal Andhra Pradesh it is known as Jangam Katha and in Telangana it is known as Tamboorkatha or Saradakatha.

The theme of Burra Katha revolves around mythological and social element. This is type of narrative folk art which has prayers, songs, poems and jokes with regional flavor. The Katha (story) is narrated by chief storyteller (Kathakudu) by dancing and plying a musical instrument (Tambura). He wears anklets while performing Burra Katha. The co-performer assist the narrator by playing small drums called Gummeta.


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