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
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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
Dist. Birbhum 731236
Sanyasi Lohar +91 9434636856
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- Ashadullapur Gramin Silpa & Sastha Bidhan Kendra
- Crafts and visual arts | Masks
- eBook | Background guide for education
- eBook | “Santals Celebrate the Seasons”: Creativity fostered by Ashadullapur Gramin Silpa & Sastha Bidhan Kendra – West Bengal
- Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust
- Museum collections – India
- The Santals by Boro Baski
- Santal music CD and DVD by Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust
- Santal Parganas
- Santali language | eBook | A Santali-English dictionary – Archive.org
- Sanyasi Lohar
- Seasons and festivals
- Slideshow | Views of Santal villages near Santiniketan: Visiting the Museum of Santal Culture
- Video | Roots and Branches: The Lifeworld of an Enlightened Villager in West Bengal
- Video | Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village, Part 1 of 2) – West Bengal
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