Subjects of research papers by Balan Nambiar:

  • On Ritual Performing Arts of the West Coast of South India
  • Teyyam of Northern Kerala and Bhuta of South Kanara -- a comparative study
  • Virali Pattu, a textile used in rituals of Kerala
  • Tai Paradevata: Bhadrakali concept in Teyyam rituals
  • Mother Goddess worship in Teyyam rituals
  • Hero worship depicted in Hero stones and Teyyam performances
  • Body decorations and costumes in rituals of the West Coast
  • Perumpuzha Accan, a Tulu hero in Teyyam
  • Snake worship in the West Coast of South India
  • Titambu Nrittam, a ritual dance of Northern Kerala
  • Pambinkalam and Nagamandalam ~ motifs of snake in dhulicitram, drawing on the floor
  • Kadamkottu Makkam ~ Teyyam festival to glorify the birth of a female child