Chairman's Profile


Dr.V.Jayarajan is the Chairman of Folkland, International Center for Folklore and culture based at Kasaragod, northern district of Kerala. He is also the convener of Kasargod INTACH ( Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage). He had worked as the Vice President of Indian Folklore Congress and presently working as the Secretary of Society for Indian Medical Anthropology.

Jayarajan is an advocate turned teacher and has a passion for Art and cultural heritage. He is considered to be an eminent personality in the field of culture. He was an expert committee member of Department of Culture, Govt of India and advisor to Sangeet Natak Academy, apex cultural body of Govt of India, New Delhi.

He is a Postgraduate in Sociology and Folklore, and PhD in Social Anthropology. He has visited several foreign countries to represent Indian Culture and given lectures in several academic and cultural institutions in and out of India. He represents Folkland in ICH conventions and meetings of UNESCO.

He has received several honours including junior and senior fellowships from the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India. He has several publications in his credit which includes Teyyam- a divine dance tradition of Kerala published by IGRMS, Bhopal.





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