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The Circus Man Who Knew Too Much

​Keeleri Kunhikannan, known as the father of Indian circus and whose 160th birth anniversary was celebrated in Kerala in 2015, was “teacher” to countless performance artistes. More significantly, he transformed the rigid caste-based space and culture of the martial art of kalaripayattu into one where different castes, communities and even genders mingled.



 

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Updated On : 28th Aug, 2017

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