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Title:
LEATHER PUPPETRY: THE ART AND TRADITION IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Authors:
Dr. Mallikarjuna Chiruthoti

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Dr. Mallikarjuna Chiruthoti
Centre for Folk Culture Studies, University of Hyderabad

MLA 8
Chiruthoti, Dr. Mallikarjuna. "LEATHER PUPPETRY: THE ART AND TRADITION IN ANDHRA PRADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 5295-5297, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=405. Accessed July 2019.
APA
Chiruthoti, D. (2019, July). LEATHER PUPPETRY: THE ART AND TRADITION IN ANDHRA PRADESH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 5295-5297. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=405
Chicago
Chiruthoti, Dr. Mallikarjuna. "LEATHER PUPPETRY: THE ART AND TRADITION IN ANDHRA PRADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 5295-5297. Accessed July, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=405.

References
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Abstract:
Leather puppetry is called 'tolubommalata' in Telugu. The word 'tholu' means leather and 'bommalta', playing with leather dolls or figurines. It was once presented by indigenous Telugu folk artistes known as 'ata gollalu' (cowherds players) who belong to the Jangama (Saivite mendicants), and Balija castes. Today, most puppet players in Andhra live in some villages of Vishakhapatnam, East Godavari, Ananthapur, Cuddapah, Nellore, Nalgonda and Guntur.