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eJournal | Special issue dedicated to the study of tribal culture in India (open access) – Asian Ethnology

Kondagaon Dance Competition 2004 from Asian Ethnology on Vimeo. Editors’ Note Frank J. Korom (Boston University) & Benjamin Dorman (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture), 28 September 2014, Nagoya, Japan This year we bring you a special double issue dedicated to … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Baha festival spring festival: Ushering in new hope and new life – West Bengal

Photos © Elisabeth den Otter 2012 The Santals call themselves Hor Hopon, meaning child or children of human beings. It is only in the mouth of others that they are regionally called Santal, SanthaI, Saotar, and Sotar. [p. 7] The festivals … Continue reading

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Museums recommended by the Daricha Foundation: A window to the world for India’s tribal arts and their practitioners – West Bengal

AKSHAYAKUMARMAITREYAHERITAGE MUSEUM, North Bengal University AMULYA PRATNASHALA, Hooghly ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, Tamluk ASUTOSH MUSEUM OF INDIAN ART, University of Calcutta BAGNAN ANANDA NIKETAN KIRTISHALA, Howrah BANGIYA SAHITA PARISHAD CHITRASALA, Kolkata BISHNUPUR ACHARJYA JOGESH CHANDRA PURAKRITI BHAWAN (BANKURA DISTRICT MUSEUM) CENTRAL MUSEUM, … Continue reading

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Tip | “Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts”: A book on local knowledge forms of indigenous communities across continents

Performing Identities brings together essays by scholars, artists and activists engaged in understanding and conserving rapidly disappearing local knowledge forms of indigenous communities across continents. It depicts the imaginative transactions evident in the interface of identity and cultural transformation, raising … Continue reading

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The Sohrai harvest festival of the Santals: Photos and customs explained by the Daricha Foundation – West Bengal and Jharkhand

The harvest festival of Sohrai is the biggest and most important festival of the Santals. During this festival, Santals pay homage to their gods and their ancestors as a thanksgiving for their crops, their cattle, their ploughs and everything that … Continue reading

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