I would like to thank Mr. Ilsung for the kind cooperation and interview held in Feb 2020 at his residence and for the photographs during his primary studies at his home in Mala. I also thank him for his timely response over the telephonic messages and conversations about the doubts and clarification on facts. I thank Ms. Stuti P and Mr. Arun T. B for their assistance with the images and information. I would also thank all the Authors and writers who have written on various relevant topics, which immensely helped in this compilation. I sincerely appreciate my friends and colleagues for the feedback. Finally, I extend my gratitude to Ms. Suvidha P for her visuals and fieldwork support.
- Prof. Arun Mascarenhas
Prof. Arun Mascarenhas is a trained Sculptor and an academician by profession. He started his professional career as a 'Handmade Toy Designer' in 2009 at Iseo Chemdis Pvt. Ltd, Gurugram, India. He was visiting faculty in the Dept. of Sculpture, College of Art, New Delhi, for a brief period, before being taken to practice teaching full time. Since then, he has served in different capacities at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, National Institute of Fashion Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad before joining IDC School of Design at IIT Bombay in 2018. Currently, he is designated as an Assistant Professor in Communication Design. Prof. Arun co-coordinates the 'Foundational Studies' and 'Drawing Community' at IDC School of Design.
The documentation on Edakoodam is done by Prof. Arun Mascarenhas. The word ‘Edakoodam’ is familiar to most Malayalam-speaking folks in southern India, which means 'a puzzle that is difficult to solve' or 'to do something thoughtlessly.'
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