Institute for Indology and Comparative Religion

Talks, lectures and presentations Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin

1 – 10 January 2018: Invitation in the "Erudite Program" as "Scholar in Residence" by the government of Kerala to interact for 10 days with graduate and post graduate students at Kerala Kalamandalam, deemed university of art and culture, a major center for learning and studying Indian performing arts (flyer of the programme).

28 November 2019: Invitation to present a guest lecture at the Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies at the University of Leipzig entitled »Vom Nāṭyaśāstra bis Bollywood: Tanz und Theater in Indien«.

18 June 2019: Invitation to present a guest lecture at the Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies at the University of Leipzig (Eli Franco) entitled »Texts on Stage: Performative Implementation of Sanskrit and Pracritical Dialogues in Kūṭiyāṭṭam, the traditional Sanskrit theatre of South India«.

28 / 29 May 2019: Guest lecturer at the European Centre for Postgraduate Studies (EZUS) on the subject of »5,000 years of ›Greater India‹: Culture and History of the Indian Subcontinent« as part of the »Studium Speciale« program »India’s Rise to World Power – Between Tradition and Modernity«.

9 February 2019: Lecture entitled »Von Kerala nach Tübingen und dann in die Welt: Die Malayalam-Werke im ›Hermann-Gundert-Portal‹« at the annual meeting of the Hermann-Gundert-Gesellschaft e.V.

20 November 2018: Lecture »The Hermann Gundert Portal: Its Relevance for Indology and Beyond« at the opening of the digital, open access »Hermann Gundert Portal« gundert-portal.de; the Department of Indology of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies and the University Library of Tübingen, with the support of the German Research Foundation, have digitized the Hermann Gundert legacy (manuscripts, prints) kept at the University Library and prepared it for use by the scientific community.

12 / 13 October 2018: Presentation »The Syntax of Colophons in Palm Leaf Manuscripts in Malayalam Script« at the workshop »The Syntax of South and SE Asian Colophons: A First Step Towards a Comparative and Historical Study of MSS in the Poṭhi Format«, Hamburg University (12./13.10.2018).

14 September 2018: Presentation »Palmblattmanuskripte: Handschriften aus Indien« at the Gutenberg-Museum, at invitation by the German Indian Society (DIG) Mainz.

25 July 2018: Joint presentation with Virginie Johan (CEIAS) and Farley Richmond (University of Georgia) »Multimedia Realisations in the International Research on Kutiyattam, the Sanskrit theatre of Kerala« as part of the panel »Visual Anthropology of Performance: Roles, forms and limits of audio-visual analysis in the South Asian performing arts«, 25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) in Paris, France (24.-27.7.2018).

8 – 13 July 2018: Co-organisation of the Kūṭiyāṭṭam events being part of the 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver, Canada

1 – 10 January 2018: Invitation in the "Erudite Program" as "Scholar in Residence" by the government of Kerala to interact for 10 days with graduate and post graduate students at Kerala Kalamandalam, deemed university of art and culture, a major center for learning and studying Indian performing arts (flyer of the programme).

16 May 2017: »Göttliches Spiel: Tanz und Theater im Hinduismus«, at invitation of the Forum for World Religions, Vienna (part of the lecture series »Agora«).

14 May 2017: »Das lebende Sanskrittheater Kutiyattam«, at invitation of the Literaturforum Indien, Villigst.

29 April 2017: »Sri Lanka – Perahera« at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart.

21 March 2017: »Hidden Texts: The Commentary Tradition of the South Indian Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam«, at invitation of the Dept. of Indology, University of Zürich.

1 December 2016: »3500 Jahre Veda: Vom Urquell des Hinduismus zum weltweiten Phänomen«, at invitation of the »German Indian Round Table« (GIRT) and the Honorary Consul of India, Andreas Lapp, at Stuttgart-Hohenheim.

21 November 2016: »Lehren und Lernen in Indien: traditionelle Tanz- und Theaterformen«, at invitation of the Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft Stuttgart.

19 October 2016: »Fostering Malayalam: The Gundert Chair Program at Tuebingen University« as part of the book release of the German translation of Sethu Madhavan’s »Pandavapuram – die Stadt der Liebe« on the Frankfurt International Book Fair.

22 September 2016: Workshop with Elena Mucciarelli »Colour in Mind – Colours of India« on the international conference »Farbe im Kopf: Von der Wahrnehmung zur Kunst – Colour in Mind: From Perception to Art« at Tübingen University (21.-23.9.2016).

25 July 2016: »Traditionelles Tanztheater in Indien – Lehren und Lernen« as part of the book release of »Sprache und Bild« (author: Petra Vogler), Robert-Bosch-Stiftung Stuttgart.

8 April 2016: »Rāma im Rampenlicht«, at invitation of the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, part of the exhibition on shadow puppetry »Die Welt des Schattentheaters – Von Asien bis Europa« (3.10.2015-10.4.2016).

26 November 2015: »Doing Gender: Male Impersonators of the Female in Traditional Indian Performing Arts«, at invitation of Dept. of Indology, Würzburg University, as part of the »Interdisciplinary Workshop on Transgender and Gender in India« (26.-27.11.2015).

10 September 2015: »The Gundert legacy in the University Library of Tübingen and the development of the Malayalam script and language«, at invitation of der Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University in Tirur, Kerala.

22 July 2015: »The Indian Theatrical Tradition – An Introduction« as part of the workshop »Kūṭiyāṭṭam – ›playing together‹: A South Indian Theatre Tradition« with the Kūṭiyāṭṭam group »Nepathya« from Kerala at the University of Tübingen.

1 July 2015: Joint lecture with Elena Mucciarelli »Plucking different flowers: Veda and Sanskrit theatre in Kerala, a bidirectional influence?« at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok / Thailand (28.6.-2.7.2015).

11 March 2015: »Techniques of Traditional Knowledge Transfer: The Teaching and Learning of Dance and Theatre in India«, at invitation of the Centre for Buddhist Studies (CBS), University of Gent, Belgium.

10 January 2015: Joint lecture with Elena Mucciarelli »Veda and Kūṭiyāṭṭam with Special Focus on Tēvāram and the Mad Puja performed in Mantrāṅkam« as part of the international conference »Angulīyāṅkam and Mantrāṅkam – Masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam« in Thrissur, Kerala.

24 July 2014: »The Gundert legacy in the University Library of Tübingen: The development of the Malayalam script and language« as part of the workshop »Paper & Pixel: International Summer School on Digital Humanities in Indology« at the University of Tübingen.

20 May 2014: »Sanskrittheater: Von der Tempelbühne auf YouTube« as part of a 24-hours-non-stop-lecture-series at the University of Tübingen.

2 May 2014: »Hermann Gundert und Tübingen: damals und heute« as part of a seminar on Hermann Gundert and Hermann Hesse, organised by the Hermann Gundert Society at the University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Media, Calw.

12 April 2014: »Mit den Augen sprechen – Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrittheater aus Kerala«, a lecture demonstration and workshop with practical exercises as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the German Indian Cultural Society Tübingen (Deutsch-Indische Kulturgesellschaft Tübingen e.V.).

27 November 2013: Lecture demonstration »A Practical Introduction to Kūṭiyāṭṭam«, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

24 November 2013: »Mantrāṅkam – The Third Act of Pratijñāyaugandharāyaṇam in Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrit theatre of Kerala / South India« at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

23 September 2013: »Śakti – die weibliche Seite Indiens: Frauen zwischen Vergöttlichung, Ausbeutung und Emanzipation«, at invitation of the Soroptimist Tübingen.

10 September 2013: »From Temple Theatres to Festival Stages: Kerala’s Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context«, at invitation of the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University in Tirur, Kerala.

8 April 2013: »From Temple Theatres to Festival Stages: Kerala’s Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context«, at invitation of the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies der Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.

28 March 2013: »A Practical Introduction to Kutiyattam: Lecture cum Demonstration«, at invitation of the Centre for Buddhist Studies (CBS), University of Gent, Belgium.

24 January 2013: »Von der Tempelbühne auf YouTube – Indische Performanzformen im Medienwandel« in the public lecture series »Kulturen im Medienwandel – Changing Media Changing Cultures« at Tübingen University.

8 December 2012: »Inhumanität im Namen der Humanität? Ein Beispiel aus Indien« as part of the colloquium »Humanismus im aktuellen Wettstreit – Welcher Humanismus kann eine Zukunft haben?« in Berlin, organised by the Humanistische Akademie Berlin (HAB) in cooperation with The Berendel Foundation London and the Institute pf Philosophy, Free University Berlin (FUB).

23 September 2012: »Mit den Augen sprechen – Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrittheater aus Kerala«, a lecture demonstration, workshop with practical exercises and a short performance, at invitation of the German-Indian Society Bodensee as part of the intercultural week at Konstanz.

8 August 2012: »Kerala’s Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context with special reference to Jaṭāyuvaddham« as part of the seminar »Re-Reading the Rāmāyaṇa« at the Regional Centre Tirur of the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kerala.

3 July 2012: »Vom Ritual zum Theater? Der Wandel des Sanskrittheaters Kūṭiyāṭṭam« as part of the public lecture series »Indien verstehen – aktuelle Tübinger Forschungsansätze« at Tübingen University.

22 June 2012: »From Temple Theatres to Festival Stages: Kerala’s Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context«, at invitation of the Centre for Buddhist Studies (CBS), Gent University, Belgium.

21 April 2012: »Humanismus in Indien« a spart of the colloquium »Globaler Humanismus – Herausforderungen an die Forschung. Probleme eines Handbuches und einer Enzyklopädie des Humanismus« in Berlin, organised by the Humanistische Akademie Berlin (HAB) in cooperation with The Berendel Foundation London and the Institute of Philosophy, Free University Berlin (FUB).

15 July 2011: »Creative Dissonances – The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context« as part of the interdisciplinary symposium »Voice and Perception in Transcultural Realities« at Tübingen University.

25 June 2011: »Kūṭiyāṭṭam on the Move: From Temple Theatres to Festival Stages« as part of the international conference »South Asian Festivals on the Move« in Oslo (in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence Heidelberg »Asia and Europe in a Global Context«).

4 February 2011: »Dancing Women and Playing Men: gender crossing and gender bender in Indian Dance and Theatre« as part of the international workshop »Gender and Beyond – New Perspectives on Gender and Transgender in South Asia« at the Zentrum Modernes Indien, Würzburg University.

25 September 2010: Laudatio on Olaf Krüger, Gisela Bonn awardee 2010, Karlsruhe.

29 July 2010: »Creative Dissonances – The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context«, at invitation of the National Folklore Support Centre (NFSC), Chennai.

26 June 2010: »Tanzende Frauen und spielende Männer: gender crossing und gender bender im indischen Tanz und Theater« as part of the interdisciplinary symposium »Frauenbilder / Frauenkörper: Inszenierungen von Weiblichkeit in den Gesellschaften Süd- und Ostasiens«, at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Tübingen University.

11 June 2010: »Traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala – Text und Performanz in Kūṭiyāṭṭam« at invitation of the Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde, University of Vienna, Austria.

5 January 2010: »Emotions and Rituals in the Sanskrit-Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam« as part of the conference »Emotions in South Asian and European Rituals« in Goa, India, organised by the FU Berlin and Heidelberg University.

9 December 2009: »Das Sanskrittheater Keralas mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Mantrāṅkam und Mattavilāsam« at invitation of the Dept. of Indology, Würzburg University.

28 November 2009: »Mit den Augen sprechen – Sanskrittheater aus Südindien« as part of the 72-hours-non-stop-lecture-series »Drei Tage wach – endlich gute Lehre«, organsised by students at the University of Tübingen.

25 November 2009: Ceremonial address, lecture and performance »Mit den Augen sprechen – Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrittheater aus Kerala / Südindien« at the workshop »Religion für die Sinne, II. Teil: Zur religiösen Bedeutung von Tanz, Ekstase und Heilkunde in Antike und Mittelalter«, organised by the Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung (IKGF), Ruhr University Bochum.

22 October 2009: »Creative Dissonances – The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context« as part of the »Dies Universitatis« at Tübingen University.

5 September 2009: »From Palmleaves to a Multimedia Databank – A Note on the ›Bhāsa-Project‹«, at the 14th World Sanskrit Conference in Kyoto / Japan (1.-5.9.2009).

28 May 2009: Lecture and seminary »Kulltur und Gesellschaft im Spiegel indischer Literatur – Kerala und die Malayāḷam-Literatur« at the Dept. of Indology, Würzburg University.

19 April 2009: Radio feature »Das südindische Sanskrittheater Kūṭiyāṭṭam« (60 min.) First transmission on 19.04.2009, 1 pm, Uniradio Tübingen (Uniforum) [http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/ uniradio/index.html].

28 January 2009: »Creative Dissonances: The Traditional Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam in a Global Context« as part of the lecture series »Creative Dissonances: Music in a Global Context« of the Cluster of Excellence »Asia and Europe in a Global Context« at the University of Heidelberg.

20 – 22 November 2008: »Kūṭiyāṭṭam in Past and Present: The Change of the Role of Female Performers in Kerala’s Traditional Sanskrit Theatre« as part of the conference »India and the World: Intercultural Performing Arts« in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

16 October 2008: »Vom Ritual zum Theater? Der Wandel des südindischen Sanskrittheaters Kūṭiyāṭṭam in den letzten Jahrzehnten« as part of the »Dies Universitatis« at Tübingen University.

1 October 2008: »«Rituelles Theater versus ästhetisches Theater? Der Wandel des Sanskrittheaters Kūṭiyāṭṭam« at the conference »Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual« at Heidelberg University.

26 September 2008: »The concept of ›invented tradition‹ and Kūṭiyāṭṭam, the traditional Sanskrit-theatre of South India – a case study« as guest lecture at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

11 July 2008: Invitation to the Round Table discussing the production of Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera »Alessandro nell ’Indie« at Mannheim as part of the project »Creative Dissonances: Music in a Global Context« of the Cluster of Excellence »Asia and Europe in a Global Context« at Heidelberg University.

5 July 2008: »Das Seminar für Indologie und Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft der Universität Tübingen und der Bologna-Prozess – ein aktueller Bericht« as part of the fifth Würzburg colloquium »Perspektiven der Indienforschung – 200 Jahre Indienforschung: Geschichte(n), Netzwerke, Diskurse«, organised by the Dept. of Indology, Würzburg University.

31 January 2008: »Naṅṅyār-Kūttu – ›eldest women’s theatre of the world‹« as part of the workshop »Invented Tradition« at the Dept. of Japanese Studies, Tübingen University.

22 January 2008: »›Mit den Augen sprechen‹: Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrittheater aus Kerala« – a lecture with demonstrations, film clips and a practical workshop as part of the seminar »Sakraler Tanz« by Prof. Ulrich Berner (Religionswissenschaft), Dr. Thomas Steiert (Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater) and Kirchenrat Bernhard Wolf (Forschungs- und Informationszentrum Neue Religiosität), Bayreuth University.

26 October 2007: »›Wozu das Theater?‹ Das südindische Sanskrittheater Kūṭiyāṭṭam« – a lecture with demonstrations and film clips as part of the »Langen Nacht der Tübinger Asien- und Orientwissenschaften« at the University of Tübingen.

10 October 2007: Joint lecture with Matthias Fuchs about the collaboration in a theatre project staging Kleist’s »Penthesilea« with school children using traditional performative techniques from India at the Zentrum für Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung, Tübingen University, as part of the »Kontaktstudientag für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer an allgemeinbildenden Gymnasien«.

19 August 2007: »Mit den Augen sprechen: Kutiyattam, Sanskrittheater aus Kerala« – a workshop with demonstrations, film clips and exercises as part of the closing event of the exhibition »Götter, die durch Menschen sprechen – Fotos, Bronzen und zeitgenössische Kunst aus Indien« of Cornelia Mallebrein at Radolfzell (Villa Bosch).

7 July 2007: »Mit Händen und Füßen: Tanz und Theater in Indien« as part of the children’s researcher day 2007 at the University of Tübingen.

16 June 2007: Contribution at the children’s researcher day 2007 at the University of Würzburg »Namaste! Willkommen in Indien: Von roten Stirnpunkten, nützlichen Elefanten und göttlichen Kindern«.

9 May 2007: »The Changing Role of Female Performers in the Naṅṅyār-Kūttu«, at invitation by the Dept. of Indian Studies, Institute of Oriental Philology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, as part of the conference »The Word and the Sound. Fringes of Indian Music and Literature«.

23 April 2007: »The Changing Role of Female Performers in the Naṅṅyār-Kūttu Tradition of Kerala«, at invitation by the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur l’Occident Romain, as part of the colloquium »Les théâtres indiens et leurs fonctions. Interactions entre art, société et religions«.

30 January 2007: »Text und Performanz in Kūṭiyāṭṭam, traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala« at invitation by the Südasieninstitut (SAI), Heidelberg University.

11 June 2006: »Und es gibt sie doch: Schaupielerinnen im klassischen Theater Südindiens« as part of the special weekend »Incredible India« at the Dept. of Indology, Tübingen University.

9 February 2006: »Die Geschichte der Malayāḷam-Literatur. Ein Überblick«, Dept. of Indology, Tübingen University.

4 February 2006: »Kūṭiyāṭṭam – traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala«, a lecture with demonstrations and a film clip at the invitation Hermann-Gundert-Gesellschaft, Stuttgart.

14 January 2006: »How Kūṭiyāṭṭam became kūṭi-āṭṭam (acting together): A possible explanation« as part of the »International Seminar on Kutiyattam & Asian Theatre Traditions« in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, organised by the UNESCO und the cultural ministry.

12 November 2005: Lecture »Und es gibt sie doch: Schauspielerinnen im klassischen Theater Südindiens« as part of the competition »Maria Gräfin von Linden Award 2005« by the Verband Baden-Württembergischer Wissenschaftlerinnen.

3 November 2005: »Das Sanskrittheater Kūṭiyāṭṭam«, a lecture with demonstrations, slides and film clips as part of the »Dies Universitatis« at Tübingen University.

31 July 2005: »Tanz der Götter – Teyyam-Rituale an der indischen Südwestküste« as part of the exhibition »Trance und Heilung – unbekannte Rituale in Indien« (20.5.-30.9.2005) at the Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig.

10 June 2005: Lecture with demonstrations »Kūṭiyāṭṭam – traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala / Südindien. Eine Einführung in Geschichte und Aufführungspraxis« at the Hölderlinhaus Nürtingen.

4 June 2005: »The Changing Role of Women in the Naṅṅyār-Kūttu Tradition of Kerala« as part of the third international colloquium »Perspectives of Indian Studies« – Changing Roles and Perceptions of Women Performers in Indian Culture« at the Dept. of Indology, Würzburg University.

1 April 2005: Lecture with demonstrations »Kūṭiyāṭṭam – Traditional Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala«, at invitation of the Dept. of Indology, Leiden University, and the Institut Kern at Leiden, Netherlands.

23 November 2004: Joint lecture with Heidrun Brückner »Wozu das Theater? Drama und Theater in Indien« as part of the »Universität für alle / University for all (Ufa)«, topic »Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Geisteswissenschaften«, at Würzburg University.

21 September 2004: »Text und Performanz in Kūṭiyāṭṭam, traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala« as part of the panel »Drama und Theater in Südasien«, organised by the Sektion Indologie und Südasienkunde, 29. Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT) at Halle (20.-24.09.2004).

6 August 2004: Lecture with demonstrations »Kūṭiyāṭṭam – traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala / Südwestindien. Eine Einführung in Geschichte und Aufführungspraxis«, at invitation of the Volkshochschule Kitzingen and the Universitätsbund Würzburg.

29 June 2004: Joint lecture with Heidrun Brückner, Anna Aurelia Esposito and Matthias Ahlborn, introducing the project »Multimediale Datenbank zum indischen Schauspiel« at Würzburg University.

11 February 2004: »Der Schauspieltext und seine performative Umsetzung in Kūṭiyāṭṭam, traditionelles Sanskrit-Theater aus Kerala / Südindien«, at invitation of the Institut für Indologie und Iranistik, University of Munich (LMU).

7 January 2004: »Rāmlīlā – Ästhetische Erfahrungen im rituellen Kontext indischer Rāmlīlā-Aufführungen. Ein Feldforschungsbericht«, at invitation of the Zentrum für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften, Tübingen University.

27 August 2003: »Kūṭiyāṭṭam – traditionelles Sanskrittheater aus Kerala / Südindien. Eine Einführung in Geschichte und Aufführungspraxis« at the Rietberg Museum, Zürich, Switzerland.

31 May 2003: »Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala – New Trends in the 20th Century with Special Focus on Naṅṅyār Kūttu, the Female Performance Tradition« at the second Würzburg colloquium »Perspektiven der Indienforschung: The Study of Performance in Theatre and Ritual«.

17 June 2002: »Changing Systems of Patronage and its Direct Impact on the Performance Practice of Kūṭiyāṭṭam« as part of the »Journee Patronage Inde du Sud« at EPHE / Sorbonne, Paris, France.

21 January 2002: »Introduction to Sanskrit Drama (Kutiyattam)«, a lecture demonstration with film clips, at invitation of the Institute of EnglishLanguage and Literatures and its Cultural Club at Tübingen University.

29 May 2001: Joint lecture with Heidrun Brückner »Text und Performanz – Das Sanskrit-Schauspiel im Kūṭiyāṭṭam-Theater Südindiens«, at invitation by the Dept. of Indology, Bonn University.

24 August 2000: »Audiences, Patrons and Performers in Kūṭiyāṭṭam, Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala«, as part of the 6th CHIME conference »Audiences, Patrons and Performers in the Performing Arts of Asia« at Leiden, Netherlands (23.-27.8.2000).

6 April 2000: »Aspects of Performance of Classical Sanskrit Drama – Lecture-Demonstration on Kūṭiyāṭṭam«, as part of the XIth World Sanskrit Conference at Torino, Italy (3.-8.4.2000).

28 May 1999: »Versrezitation im Sanskrit-Theater Kūṭiyāṭṭam (Kerala / Südindien)«, as part of the international conference »Metrum, Rhythmus, Performanz – Meter, Rhythm and Performance« at the Vechta University.

9 April 1999: »Sanskrit-Theatre / Kūṭiyāṭṭam«, at invitation by the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kalady / Trichur-Branch, Kerala, India.