Kathputliwala, a puppeteer from Jaipur
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What's the similarity between an artist and a peacock?
After a long pause, I am back again to share a new story. Meet Rajesh Bhaat, he is a Kathputli puppeteer.
Kathputli is the single string puppet theatre native to Rajasthan, with a history stretching back thousands of years.
I stumbled upon him in Jaipur. He invited me to his home in the Katputli colony – a colony, a slum of street performers, artists and craftsmen living together.
Rajesh Bhaat Nagori comes from a family where the art of Kathputli puppetry has been passed down through seven generations. He shares with - how there's a commonality between a peacock and an artist?
So sit back and enjoy the story of Rajesh Nagori with subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish, German and French.
Also on youtube - youtu.be/xazPrqbPNvY