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Kathputli art seems to be moving towards becoming a mere page in the history books. Wandering Taste Buds was lucky to meet the Kathputli and their master. What do you think we can do to keep this art form alive ? Leave a comment on the post and let us know your views.

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This article was re-purposed and published in “The Alternative”. This article also got published in “Bhoomi Magazine” .

Banwari Lal Bhat says “I do not want my kids to be in this job”. Though he and his family are financially dependent on his current work, he doesn’t want the kids to enter the same profession. He wants them to study hard and get into a different job. He emphasizes on the importance of English in today’s world. Although he himself speaks in broken English, he wants his kids to learn English.

You might be wondering what his current job is and why does he make a statement like that. Banwari Lal Bhat is a puppeteer from Udaipur, Rajasthan who earns his living by performing Kathputli shows. Banwari Lal says he has been into this profession since he was 12 and now he is 28. For last…

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Written by Sushil Katre

August 29, 2012 at 7:27 AM

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