Dr K.G. Paulose (b. 1946), presently a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, was the first Vice-Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam. He also held various key positions like Registrar, Sree Sankaracharya University, Kalady; Chief Editor — Publications, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal; Chairman, Chinmaya International Sodha Sansthan; and Principal of Government Sanskrit College, Tripunithura. He specializes in Comparative Aesthetics, Natyashastra, Ancient Theatre and Kutiyattam. He has authored twenty and edited over fifty books and published many research papers. He was the Chief Editor of three research journals — Purnatrayi, Aryavaidyan and Dhimahi. Two of his important publications are Natankusha: A Critique of Dramaturgy (1993) and Kutiyattam Theatre: The Earliest Living Tradition (2006). Dr Paulose is an awardee of Kerala Sahitya Akademi and Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi. Thirupati Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya conferred on him the title of “Vachaspati” in 2009.