Category Archives: Seasons and festivals

“Santal festivals have always been closed community festivals. […] We wanted to disseminate the ideas of Baha flower festival among the people at large [for which] various tribal sports, folk dances are organized — everybody can take part. In the evening the prize distribution, felicitations, Santali dramas and a whole night musical programme take place.” – Boro Baski in “Baha Parab, the Santal Flower Festival celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature”
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“We are living in a world where deeply coloured opinions exist and for the world to become a happy and colourful place, it must first become colourless, which is why I recently became a part of an anti-racism campaign ‘Born Colourless’ by Absolut. […] I believe that if people stop spending time on their computer and mobile screens and use that time to get to know their neighbours, the world will be a much better place. I feel we need to stop making ‘friends’ only on Facebook and travel and make real friends.” – Bobby Hano, co-founder Bobby Hano of the Ziro Festival of Music interviewed in Indian Express (26 August 2019)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=25626

ePub | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati) – West Bengal

Alternative address for directly browsing or downloading the full PDF-version: https://archive.org/details/Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati (i.e. select “Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati-2018.pdf” under the menu DOWNLOAD OPTIONS). Tips Choose full page view to browse or download this catalogue for free For related posts, click on the hyperlinks seen below … Continue reading

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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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Tribal culture in Jharkhand – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre

Carved out of Bihar in 2000, many treasures of the relatively new state of Jharkhand situated in the Chota Nagpur Plateau is still less known to most people. Nature wears her best clothes in this state. Many rivers like the … Continue reading

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Zonal Cultural Centres: List of “Component States” allocated to each centre – Government of India

North Central Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: AllahabadComponent States: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Harayana, Bihar & Delhi North Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: PatialaComponent States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kasmir, Rajasthan, Harayana, Punjab, UT Chandigarh West Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: UdaipurComponent States: Goa, Gujarat, … Continue reading

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Call for “opportunities for development available to all individuals”, not remaining silent on the predicaments of the poorest: Amartya Sen

The German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association will award the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade to economist and philosopher Amartya Sen. The Board of Trustees of the ‘Foundation for the Peace prize of the German Book Trade’ has … Continue reading

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