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The inspiration of our village development work – West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of education not only revitalized our initiative of village work but also strengthened our belief that the positive cultural values of Santal life can play an important role in sustainable development of our society even in the … Continue reading

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Teaching Santal children by Boro Baski

Though India is hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, our small cluster of two Adivasi villages in West Bengal has not suffered infections yet. We do feel the economic impacts of course. […] Farm work has continued quietly. To many … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi musical heritage of Meghalaya – introduction

Watch a series of short videos researched and filmed by Gayatri Indira Vijaysimha and Dev Narayan Chaudhuri (Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai). They show young and senior members of the Khasi community who enjoy traditional music for a variety … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi music revival – the stories of two young duitara players

Kong Batthimai, a vegetable vendor and singer celebrates music as a source of joy; for her and her community, it is also a means of attaining knowledge and enlightenment …

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Tribal customs, homes and ornaments in South India: Videos and photographs by Vicky Lakshmanan

Videos Cultural traditions of the Halakki people – Karnataka Kota women’s dance: Shivaratri celebrations – Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu Photos The Halakki people of Uttara Kannada district – Karnataka Kota dance and music – Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu Village life … Continue reading

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