Articles by Mahesh Mangalat

Dr.Mahesh Mangalat
Lecturer (Senior Scale) in Malayalam at Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College, Mahe, under Pondicherry University. He did Post Graduation and Research in Drama at Calicut University Department of Malayalam. Worked as Research Associate under Prof. Paul Bouissac, Toronto University in the project Ethno-Semiotic Study of Performances. Travelled widely in Europe as a part of research, returned to India in 1985, to join the Department of Modern Indian Languages of Aligarh Muslim University. Teaching at Mahe since 1987. Served as member of Board of Studies in Malayalam of Aligarh Muslim University and Pondicherry University also a member of Faculty of Fine Arts, Calicut University.


Society, Identity and Folklore:Images of Mayyazhi

Presented: 24-26 March 2004 at the 23rd INDIAN FOLKLORE CONGRESS, Department of Punjabi studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Mahe is a small town, geographically located in the South Western region of the Indian peninsula, on the coast of Arabian Sea. With the advent of the French colonists to the town in 1721, for building warehouses, it began developing a distinct identity of its own. This sparsely populated hamlet was then dotted with hillocks and was under the governance of the local rulers, Vatakara Vazhunnavar.

Representation, Ideology and Praxis:Reflections on Reformed Versions of Naadu Gadhika

Presented at the the International Seminar held in connection with the Third Annual Conference of Indian Society for Theatre Research.

The leftist movements, unlike the other political outfits in India, have generally been found to evaluate and make plans for actions in the realms of art and literature. Right from the time of the nationalist movement, cultural intervention have been an indispensable part of the left political practice. Minoo. R. Masani, who wrote the history of the Communist Party of India, acknowledges this gamut of activity.

Text and Production: New Movements and Establishment of New Relationships

Kalasamithy Movement and the Thanathu Natakavedi are two theatre movements in Kerala that came into being in the post-independence Period. The Kalasamithy Movement is more of a responsive strategy that grew up consequent upon the then existent cultural and political milieu.