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Delving into the mythology of Khandoba

The Department of Art and Culture, Goa Government and Centre for Study of Mythology and Culture has organised a talk on ‘Mythology of Khandoba’ by Prakash Khandge on October 19, 5.30 p.m. at Multipurpose Hall, Art and Culture Sanskriti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji.

Having done his MA PhD, Khandge is an ex-professor and Head of Lok-kala Academy. University of Mumbai. He is also the former General Council Member, Sangeet Natak Akademi and an ex- member, Advisory Board of Folks & Tribal Arts, SNA. He is also associated with the Indian National Theatre Research Centre for Performing Folk Arts as a researcher since 1978.

Besides this, he has written several books including ‘Chal Majhya Payat’, ‘Khandobache Jagran’, ‘Bhandar Buka’, ‘Nohe Eklyacha Khel’ and ‘Performing Folk Arts of Maharashtra’ that shows his interest in mythology and folk tales. He has also edited a few books namely ‘Garja Maharashtra Majha’, ‘Lok Leni’ and ‘Lok Parikrama’. He received the Best Research Book award G T Madkholkar Award Govt of Maharashtra for ‘Khandobache Jagran’ and the Padmashri Daya Pawar Puraskar for excellent research work in Folk-art and Folklore.

The Centre for Study of Mythology and Culture which is based in Mumbai as well as Goa has organised several mythology related talks in the past. This event will be presided by director, Art and Culture, Goa, Gurudas Pilarnkar. The event is open for all.

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