Daskathia

Definition

Theater

  • An Indian theatrical genre found only in the northeastern stateof Orissa. The three-hour mythological drama uses two performers,the Gayaka, or main singer, and the Palia, who chantsrefrains about the epic hero Rama. The performers, who wear royalcostumes and ankle bells, play several roles each and accompany themselveswith cymbals and castanets. They also tell humorous stories and makesatirical comments about society.
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