In this episode of Heritage Matters, we become a part of a unique initiative in the city of Mumbai that celebrates the poet Kabir’s all-embracing message of universal love and harmony through a confluence of mystic poetry, music, dance and films
With a few deft tugs and pulls, some music and folk tales, the Kathputliwalas or puppeteers ruled the imagination of common folk and royalty in Rajasthan across the centuries. Explore this fascinating performing art, or Kathputli ka Khel, now sadly on the verge of being lost.
Jhaverchand Meghani’s powerful voice cut across all classes and lit the fire of freedom in people’s hearts. When he was not being a ‘Rashtriya Shayar’, he was a folklorist who worked tirelessly to save Gujarat’s folk traditions. Catch the story of this revolutionary and compassionate bard.