Theyyam through the lens of Bakhtinian thought

“Fear is the extreme expression of narrow-minded and stupid seriousness, which is defeated by laughter…. Complete liberty is possible only in the completely fearless world.”– Mikhail Bakhtin This statement creates the basis for the carnival-esque world of the comic, the grotesque and the rebel. Creating a context for Theyyam’s connection with Rabelais’s world Theyyam is … Continue reading