Category Archives: Museum collections – India

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. I intend to demonstrate this view with reference to the Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh. – Prof. Ganesh Devy (founding member of the Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh and BHASHA Research and Publication Centre Baroda, Gujarat)

Kota music and dance

The inhabitants of remote Kunda Kotagiri village maintain their own culture centre. This ensures the continuance of their community’s distinct traditions among the educated youth of this village. Such enthusiasm was much in evidence during this unannounced visit which was … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Karnataka

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ePub | Free catalogue: Banam: One of the ancient musical instruments of the Santals – West Bengal

This bilingual catalogue in English and Santali documents the “Banam” music instrument making workshop hosted by the Museum of Santal Culture, Bishnubati village (Birbhum District, West Bengal, India) from September to November 2018. English text by Dr. Boro Baski assisted … Continue reading

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Kerala State Folklore Akademi: An independent center for cultural affairs reviving interest in rural life – Kerala

“The Folklore Akademy, recently in its study and analysis have identified various other folklore art forms which are a part of our rich cultural heritage. ‘Brahmini pattu’, ‘Chaatt Pattu’, ‘Chakra Pattu’, ‘Kadal vanchi Pattu’ and the tribal songs are the … Continue reading

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Community-based initiatives in search of collaborative partnerships: Digital audiovisual archives facilitated by Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh – Gujarat

DIGITAL COMMUNITY ARCHIVES FOR VERNACULAR MUSICS: CASES FROM INDIA Aditi Deo (University of Oxford) | Read the full article here >> […] This article draws upon ethnographic research in small towns in north India with local small-scale initiatives to archive oral … Continue reading

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