Karagattam is an ancient folk dance of Tamil Nadu, performed by both men and women, with a heavy pot balanced on their head. A largely rural dance, it is performed both during religious festivals, as well as cultural programmes.

Aparna Karthikeyan

Aparna Karthikeyan is an independent journalist, author and Senior Fellow, PARI. Her non-fiction book 'Nine Rupees an Hour' documents the disappearing livelihoods of Tamil Nadu. She has written five books for children. Aparna lives in Chennai with her family and dogs.

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