Lehrstuhl für Indologie


Welcome to the audio-visual resources of the book

Between Fame and Shame
Performing Women – Women Performers in India

edited by
Heidrun Brückner, Hanne de Bruin and Heike Moser

Harrassowitz, 2011

The pictures, video- and audiofiles are sorted according to the contributors. Just click on the author’s name and you will get access to the multimedia belonging to his / her article.


Hanne M. de Bruin
Contextualising Women and Performance in India. An Introductory Essay

Peter J. Claus
Reflections on Folk Literary Criticism

Elisabeth Schömbucher
Divine Words, Human Voices: Listening to the Female Voice in Performances of Possession

Heidrun Brückner
Folk Culture and Modernity: The Case of Goddess Reṇukā-Ellamma and her Special Devotees

B. A. Viveka Rai
Gender in Folk Narratives with Special Reference to Tuḷuva-Society, in the West Coast Region of Karnataka, India

Lea Griebl and Sina Sommer
Siri Revisited: A Female ›Mass Possession Cult‹ without Women Performers?

Diane Daugherty
Subhadra Redux: Reinstating Female Kutiyattam

Heike Moser
How Kūṭiyāṭṭam Became ›kūṭi-āṭṭam‹, »Acting Together«, or: The Changing Role of Female Performers in the Naṅṅyār-Kuttu-Traditon of Kerala

Christine Guillebaud
Women’s Musical Knowledge and Power, and their Contributions to Nation-Building in Kerala, South India: A Case Study of Kaikkottukali

Brigitte Schulze
Poetic-Painful Lives of Women-Performers Vis-à-Vis High-Caste Moral Modernity as Remembered by Kamalabai Gokhale, and Retold by Brigitte Schulze

Marlene Pitkow
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Kathakali’s Females and the Men who Play them

Virginie Johan
Actresses on the Temple Stage? The Epic Conception and Performance of Women’s Roles in Kūṭiyāṭṭam Rāmāyaṇa Plays