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
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=30075
ePub | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=24245
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.
http://www.adivasiacademy.org

Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh
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Museum & Society – A re-evaluation of Adivasi Heritage
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=6335

A community whose drumming is associated with Chola, Chera and the Pandya kings – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, Friday Review, November 03, 2016 | To read the full article and view a larger image, click here >> Thudumbu and Thudumbattam are played at temple festivals in and around Coimbatore. We went to Coimbatore for a concert but decided to stay back … Continue reading

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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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Traditional music instruments of the Santals at the Museum of Santal Culture – West Bengal

Tirio bamboo flute * Dhodro banam bowed instrument * Madol or tumdak double-sided barrel drum * Photos: Boro Baski, Museum of Santal Culture; photo credit: Ludwig Pesch © 2012 Information on these and other music instruments provided by the Wesanthals E-Group * … Continue reading

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Tip | Anthropology and more

Learn more about India’s tribal communities – their cultural heritage, current conditions and aspirations – with the help of the links seen below Despite their vast differences, anthropologists, including [Verrier] Elwin and [G.S.] Ghurye, as well as Srinivas and other … Continue reading

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“Everyone wants to learn”: School programmes devised by expert members of the Santal community to facilitate development from within – West Bengal

Boro Baski was the first in his village to receive a formal education and now he is making sure that others do too. | To read the full story with more photos, click here >> […] “Everyone wants to learn … Continue reading

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