Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 279-*281
Dept. of Sociology, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
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For centuries puppets have been an integral part of our lives. The Puppet plays used to deliver information and help community understand and remember different concepts, especially religious teachings. Present explicit utility of puppets in education in the form of as valuable teaching tools helps in its existence. With the creation of big rod puppets and marionettes are widely used as awareness campaigners. One is familiar with bunny and bunny family type cast for ‘Lizzat Papad’ a popular commercial ad that had become a household name in late 80’s and early 90’s. Following the trend various organizations started using puppets in a better way to dissimilate message and bring in transformation with positive spirit. One of its properties being ‘safe tool’ has enabled its usage to teach children and help the children to express their needs and ideas. Puppet use in classrooms in schools has increased in combination with the languages they learn. India is the only country perhaps to be blessed with all forms of puppets: glove, string, rod, and shadow.
Keywords: Puppets, lizzat papad, glove, string, rod, shadow
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