Sanskritiki: Lok Kala Club

About Lok Kala Club

Folk art club is a group presented under the direction of the Sanskritiki Department of Lucknow University, under which students &teachers all come together with interesting facts and share information about folk art, which is one of our prestigious ancient heritage.

Under this club, a brief description of various dimensions and forms of folk arts of India are discussed, under which information about puppetry, spectacle, painting, regional music, dance are talked about which is inseparable part of folk arts.

If we talk about music in folk arts, the names of Kajri, Cholar, Karahi, Gari, Purvi, Kaharwan, Sohni, Ropani, Dadra, Natka, Birha, Jhumar, Jhula, Chaita, Holi, Kavali, Sohar and Badhaai Geet are taken.

  • Special area of Kari :- Mirzapur-Varanasi
  • Special area of Sohar, Sanskar Geet,
  • Natka and Kauwali: - Awadh region
  • Viraha in general in the entire state and especially in the Purvanchal region
  • Jhula, Hori, Phag, Languria and Rasiya -: Braj region
  • Hardaul, Panwara, Isuri Kaag :- Bundelkhand
  • Lavani, Better Beel -: Rohilkhand area Ragni, Dhola, Swang -: Western Region
  • Malhar -: Kaurvi area
  • Bhajan, Puran Bhagat, Nirguna, Pachara and Bhrithari-: By Devotees/Sadhus
  • Lavani, Better Beel -: Rohilkhand area Ragni, Dhola, Swang -: Western Region
  • Malhar -: Kaurvi area
  • Bhajan, Puran Bhagat, Nirguna, Pachara and Bhrithari-: By Devotees/Sadhus

Let us talk about puppetry in the introduction of folk arts, the history of puppetry is very old. In Panini's Ashtadhyayi, the mention of puppet drama is found in Natasutra. Some people refer to the mythological legend about the birth of puppets that Shiv started this art by entering a wooden idol to amuse Parvati. The story 'Singhasan Battisi' also mentions thirty-two effigies of Vikramaditya's throne. Today this art has reached many countries like China, Russia, Rumania, England, Czechoslovakia, America and Japan etc. In these countries, contemporary use of this method has given it a multidimensional form. Apart from entertainment, puppets are being used in many fields like education, advertisement etc. Maharashtra is considered to be the birthplace of puppets.

Drama, which has been a part of Indian folk culture, is counting its last breaths today. It cannot be said exactly when the practice of dance started. But the mention of dance in the royal courts is also found in Hindu scriptures, tales and stories. If we talk about the ancient Indian society, then Abhigyana Shakuntalam, Vikramorvashiyam and Malavikagnimitram are three famous Sanskrit plays by one of the Navaratnas of Vikramaditya, Mahakavi Kalidas.In the folk theater tradition, Tamasha of Maharashtra, Bhanvi Natya of Gujarat, Saurashtra, Yaksha Gana of Karnataka, Kuddiyattam of Kerala, Oj Pali of Assam, Bhand-Pathar of Kashmir, Nautanki and Raas Leela of Uttar Pradesh Bihar, Drama and Ramlila of Bihar, Anikya-Naat of Bengal and Orissa, Arab-Pala of Manipur, Gauri-Khyal of Rajasthan, Ranbhalyam of Goa and Kala dance of Madhya Pradesh are famous.

The Team

President Prof. Alka Pandey
Department of Hindi
University of Lucknow
Lucknow - 226007
Mobile: 9410031782
Email: alkapandeyy@gmail.com
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Coordinator Dr. Meera Singh
Department of Home Science
University of Lucknow
Lucknow - 226007
Mobile: 9971821477
Email: coordinator_luhs@yahoo.com
Coordinator Dr. Satish Chandra
Department of Law
University of Lucknow (Second Campus)
Lucknow - 226031
Mobile: 9415446714
Email: drsatish2009@gmail.com
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Coordinator Dr. Kusum Yadav
Department of Biochemistry
University of Lucknow
Lucknow - 226007
Mobile: 9452490044
Email: anukusum@gmail.com
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