A short film on Muthuraman, a seevali maker from Thiruvavaduthurai, a village near Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The seevali is a handmade reed mouthpiece for playing the nadaswaram , and Muthuraman is the third generation of his family to make it.

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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