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Santal volunteers’ Corona awareness programme: Following guidelines recommended by the WHO – West Bengal

World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the publichttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public >> Listen to Song of Corona II | Boro BaskiThis is an attempt to connect the community in these difficult times of so-called “social distancing” through a Santali song … Continue reading

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Video | Ancestors, social values and clan practices: Cultural identity transmitted through the weaves of the North-East – Seven Sister States

Folklore, myths and handloom Hidden within the colour, weave and design of tribal textiles are many legends If you were to look beyond the visible landscape of a weave, you would find myriad stories hidden in the colours and designs—tales … Continue reading

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ePub | Supreme Court – India a country of old immigrants, tribals’ higher level of ethics

India, largely a country of immigrants Excerpts from the Supreme Court judgment –  the full text is available at www.thehindu.com >> A Supreme Court judgment projects the historical thesis that India is largely a country of old immigrants and that pre-Dravidian aborigines, … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Exhibition “Ancestors’ Abode” at the Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati) inaugurated on Museum Day – West Bengal

Museum Day was celebrated with the performance of dance-drama presented by local villagers and a seminar on the ‘Museum of Santal Culture: Its future and the possibilities of attracting mainstream visitors’. Our new exhibition is named Hapram Dander which means … Continue reading

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The last frontier of Firkal martial art of Chotanagpur area – Jharkhand

Unique: ‘Firkal’ performanceNo mention has been made of it in ancient treatises, history books, traveller’s account or even in archaelogical records. | Read more >> Older than Kalaripayattu, and even those martial art forms that trace its origins to China … Continue reading

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