Organisations active in India

Foundation Kalai Manram
2e Jan Steenstraat 11F
1073 VK Amsterdam
Tel:020 - 622 28 41 /

Stichting Kalai Manram (Foundation Kalai Manram) was etsblished in 1989 with the following objectives: 
  • To support the folk theatre traditions in India and the activities of the Kattaikkuttu Sangam in particular;
  • Mediate in providing and/or exchanging artistic and organisational expertise and knowledge.
In 1990 a group of Kattaikkuttu artists founded the Tamilnadu Kattaikkuttu Kalai Valarcci Munnerra Sangam ( Kattaikkuttu Sangam) to promote the Kattaikkuttu theatre tradition as an art form in its own right and as a medium for communication of development messages. Furthermore, the Kattaikkuttu Sangam supports Kattaikkuttu actors and musicians and provides free training facilities in Kattaikkuttu to the younger generation.

Kalai Manram provides a financial buffer from which the Kattaikkuttu Sangam can draw to bridge gaps when funding from other sources is not directly forthcoming. . It is the Dutch subsidairy of the Kattaikkuttu Sangam of Tamil Nadu.

The address of Kattaikkuttu Sangam & Kattaikkuttu Youth Theatre School (Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam) in India is:
Kattaikkuttu Sangam & Kattaikkuttu Youth Theatre School
16/31, Selva Vinayakar Koil Street
Vedasala Nagar
Sevilimedu Post
Tel:044 - 27 23 75 17 / 27 23 75 25