Category Archives: Museum collections – India

“A museum can be a motivation for the community to move forward towards modernity without abandoning one’s Santal mentality” – Boro Baski, co-founder, Museum of Santal Culture Bishnubati village (West Bengal)
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ePub | Free catalogue: Banam: One of the ancient musical instruments of the Santals
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ePub | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati)
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https://archive.org/details/Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati

The interactive Museum Movement in India works for national integration, “to celebrate the ‘simultaneous validity’ of various valuable cultural patterns evolved over thousands of years.” – Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, featuring the Bastar band on World Environment day- June, 2011
https://youtu.be/1kjPS3rNj-M
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“It becomes necessary to privilege the oral over the written, and myth over history [and] the established institutions of managing memory stand to gain by the theoretical complexities posed by the Adivasi heritage to the current museum practices in India.” – Ganesh [G.N.] Devy, founding member of the Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh and BHASHA Research and Publication Centre Baroda (Gujarat)

“The Academy is devoted to the study of Adivasi history, folklore, cultural geography, social dynamics, economy, development studies, medicine, music, arts and theatre. With its multidisciplinary approach and related interventional measures, the Adivasi Academy constantly strives to create new approaches to academics and social, cultural and developmental interventions.” – Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh (Adivasiacademy.org)
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Museum & Society – A re-evaluation of Adivasi Heritage

“There is an intimate connection between the historical process of the creation of ‘Adivasi’ as a social category and the construction of the knowledge about the Adivasi communities as well as the popular imagery of Adivasis.” – The Future of Anthropology’s Archival Knowledge: an International Reassessment
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Video | Marriage customs of the Santals: A large mural created by village artists to express their cultural identity – West Bengal

Marriage Reception A Santal marriage takes five days and involves various, often complex, rituals. On the day of the Gidi-chumara (Marriage Reception) the women arrive to bless the bride and groom with grass and grains of rice which are kept … Continue reading

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The Power of Self-Interpretation: Ideas on Starting a Community Museum

[…] To appreciate the potential of the community museum, consider the challenges local communities, especially disadvantaged ones, face today. The effects of globalization include persistent poverty, loss of cultural identity, accelerated migration, and disintegration of the bonds of unity and … Continue reading

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Documentation of tribal music of India by Bhasha and Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh – Gujarat

VADODARA: Now, you will be able to peep into the life of tribals and even hum some of their songs. The Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BRPC), which has taken up a project for documentation of tribal music of India, … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh

When it comes to protein and calorie counts, milk and bananas do not match up to eggs, particularly for [Madhya Pradesh], where development indicators are among India’s worst: Almost 51% of children under five years of age are underweight, and … Continue reading

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eBook | “That pride must never allow us to forget our many weakness and failings or blunt our longing to be rid of them” (Jawaharlal Nehru): Museums in the service of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace: International Museum Day (18 May)

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.98835 In his book, The Discovery of India, Nehru wrote, long before 1947, about the difficulties regarding uniting people with diverse languages, religions and cultural values. At the same time, as a historian, he could sketch the unifying forces which … Continue reading

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