Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


The library at Kerala Kalamandalam is a treasure-trove with more than 25,000 titles. About 10,000 books are on Indian art and culture. More than 8000 books deal with philosophy, arts and aesthetics. The founder of Margi - Kathakali and Kutiyattam school, D. Appukuttan Nair, has contributed his rare collection of books to the library. Besides Appukuttan Nair’s scholarly writings the collection includes more than 175 writings on palm leaves. The library also subscribes journals, magazines and other periodicals. Video clippings of eminent personalities and their performances are kept in the library for reference. International artistes visiting India on cultural exchange programmes make it a point to visit the library. On the whole, the library is a favorite haunt of scholars, performers and art lovers.

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