In pictures: India's changing folk theatre
 

There are some 55 troupes based in Calcutta's old jatra district, Chitpur Road. Jatra is a $21m-a-year industry, but troupe owners say they are losing money because of mounting production costs to cater to changing audience tastes. The plays are still popular - last year there were nearly 4,000 stages in West Bengal, each putting on more than one play.

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