Dance form of Karagattam - The Regional Folk Dance in Tamil Nadu


B Dharmalingam

Professor and Head i/c, Department of Fine Arts, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

M S Kanagathara

Teaching Assistant, Department of Fine Arts,Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

M Muthumari

Research Assistant, Department of Fine Arts, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

P Avanthraj

Teaching Assistant, Department of Fine Arts, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Peer Review Report

Received Date

13.05.2019

Accepted Date

23.06.2019

Published Date

01.07.2019

Plagiarism

Accepted Level

Reviewer’s Comments to Authors

Major Comments

  1. Very important part of any research study is objective. This paper is not framed with any objective it seems. There is no any objective of the study in any part of the paper. Without objective a research study will not be a complete one. So, the researcher has to add objectives of the study.
  2. There is no information on the review of related literatures. If this study is first hand study the researcher should produce valid proof or can include the reference details on the study.
  3. There is no information on the research methodology used for the study. Researcher should concentrate on this part and give the methodology of selecting this particular topic.
  4. There is no information on data collection, period of study, techniques used for collecting the data, footnote and findings for the study. The author should focus on the above mentioned parts which are mainly needed for a research study.
  5. Abstract is not fulfilling its purpose. Abstract should cover the complete need of the study here there is no single discussion about Karagattam which is being the main concept of the study. So the author should include narrative details about entire study.
  6. Some reference details given inside the paper are not detailed in the reference part. (No detail of reference for Ananthi Ramachandhiran, 1962, Krishna Chaitanya, 1990 and more). Author needs to give detailed bibliography/reference.

Minor Comments

  1. Source for figures given in the paper should be added. And different images for different traditional dances have given. Name of each should be given.
  2. There was no mention of the limitations of the study, one of which is the apparently high dropout rate.
  3. Too many information has given randomly which is not particularly meet out the need for the study. The author should eliminate some data which is not relevant to the study.
  4. For every reference given inside and end of the paper there should be a footnote in the relevant pages.
  5. Researcher can be highlight the research gap and pave the way for future research.