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Folk Arts and Folk Artists: Myths and Realities*
Folk arts and folk artists: Myths and realities
P.J. AmalaDos
The Feelings of an Artist

This chapter is going to be different from all the others because most people have been presenting someone else, whereas I am talking about myself. Basically, I am a Therukoothu (Tamil street theatre) folk artist, and I represent folk communities. After a three-and-a-half-year study of that form, I have performed about 100 times. My presentation may not have much of an academic value. It is a presentation of an artist–of the feelings of an artist–and a source information for my audience. My association with the folk artists, as a folk artist myself and as president of the Folk Artists' Federation of Tamil Nadu, has helped ...

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