Category Archives: Puppetry

“Chadar Badni often referred to as Chadar Badar is a unique form of puppetry that is practiced by just a few members of the Santal community. Practically extinct among the Santals themselves, it first came to the limelight around 1985, when cultural ethnographer Ravikant Dwivedi chanced upon it during a field trip to Dumka, in the Santhal Paraganas of Jharkhand. Since then, a few instances of it have also surfaced in West Bengal.” – Ratnaboli Bose, Daricha Foundation
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“There are two varieties of Santhali puppet in that area [near Dumka, in the Santhal Parganas of Jharkhand where ‘Chadar Badnis’ are still remaining]. One is known as ‘Chakav’, in which when the string is pulled there is a movement of lower lip, and another is known as ‘Thap’, a finger puppet. In one finger the head of the puppet is placed and in two fingers hands of puppet are placed. That puppet is covered with a small piece of cloth. ‘Chakav’ and ‘Thap’ are single puppet, but ‘Chadar Badni’ is a group puppet. […] ‘Karam Putul’, a kind of puppet of Munda tribe is seen in a village, near Bangla and Jharkhand borders. [It is yet unknown] whether Mundas have picked up this art form from the lower Hindu Section [or] Hindus have learnt it from the Mundas.” – Documentary filmmaker Sangita Datta (email 12 January 2014)
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eBook | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati) – West Bengal

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Schools were a distant dream – Tamil Nadu Nomads Federation

It was nothing short of making the impossible possible. The bringing together of various groups of nomadic tribes like the Nari Koravars, Paliyars, Kaatu Naickers, Sholigars, astrologers, palmists, whip dancers, leather puppet showmen circus performers and many itinerant occupational category people … Continue reading

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“We are nothing without the forest, and the forest is nothing without us”: Kattunayakans in the Nilgiris, one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world – Tamil Nadu

Living in the Nilgiris, the Kattunayakans are one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world. Over many generations they have mastered the skills required to tap honey and they take great pride in their knowledge and … Continue reading

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Video | Development starts with community: Bunker Roy (Founder, Barefoot College) – Rajasthan

Visit the Barefoot College websitewww.barefootcollege.org AddressBAREFOOT COLLEGETilonia-305816, Via MadanganjDistrict Ajmer, Rajasthan, India Source: Barefoot College | Contact UsAddress : http://www.barefootcollege.org/about/contact-us/Date Visited: Sat Nov 09 2013 19:46:25 GMT+0100 (CET) Related videoswww.youtube.com/user/barefootcollege Barefoot College is a non-governmental organization that has been providing basic … Continue reading

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Shyamali Khastgir – puppet stories based on tribal values

Moral values in puppet story – Up close at art campM. GANGULY, August 18 , 2009 Ranchi, Aug. 17: She is an art teacher-turned-social activist. She knows eminent activists of India and those of the US and Canada and believes in … Continue reading

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