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Tamasha

 

a basic Indian theatrical form, consisting of songs and dances. Originating around the 17th century, the tamasha became popular in the state of Maharashtra, where performances about the feats of Krishna and the Marathi warrior heroes were staged in an open square, without scenery, makeup, or costumes. Singers, illustrating their songs through pantomime, were accompanied by a chorus and often even by a small group of musicians playing a drum, a dulcimer, and flutes.

Around the turn of the 19th century, the tamasha became a popular folk theater about contemporary life. With the growth of the anticolonial movement, however, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the tamasha began to take an increasingly social direction. In Bombay today there are professional troupes that perform in the genre of the tamasha.

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