eBook | “Santals Celebrate the Seasons: Six Murals by Sanyasi Lohar and his team” – West Bengal


The Santal village Bishnubati is situated about 8 km from Santiniketan and Sriniketan, the abodes which Rabindranath Tagore made famous. Since almost 30 years Bishnubati and its neighbouring Santal village Ghosaldanga have made a singularly vigorous effort to develop their potential in the fields of agriculture, economic uplift, and especially of education and culture.

Sanyasi Lohar has been part of these village development programmes. After conducting crafts courses (pottery, terracotta and batik) for several years, he undertook a unique community arts project in conjunction with the Museum of Santal Culture in Bishnubati.


Learn more about this unique project and view a series of photographs here: Six Murals by Sanyasi Lohar and his team >>

eBook versions of Santals Celebrate the Seasons
Santals-Celebrate-Seasons-Murals-Print (PDF 552 KB) 

Contact details
For printed copies of Santals Celebrate the Seasons, the music CD or video-DVD released by GBAT, please contact Boro Baski [email protected] , mob. +91 9462357160

Contributions are voluntary and contribute to the cultural and educational work of the Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust (GBAT), a tribal NGO registered under the Indian Trust Registration Act, 1982.


Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust Ashadullapur (Bishnubati)
Village Bishnubati /Ashadullapur
P.O. Sattore
Dist. Birbhum 731236
West Bengal

Sanyasi Lohar +91 9434636856
[email protected]

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