Bengali folk culture explained by the Daricha Foundation – West Bengal

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For centuries together, folk arts and crafts occupied a conspicuous position in the life of the rural people of Bengal. Though customs, beliefs and rituals varied widely, traditional story-telling, dancing, singing, festivities and ceremonies along with processions and social gatherings were universally prevalent.

West Bengal was once part of a greater Bengal which included all of Bangladesh and parts of Assam and Tripura in the east and parts of Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand in the west. | To read the full article and view a series of photos, click here >>

Source: Daricha Foundation
Address: http://www.daricha.org/regions.aspx?ID=1&Name=West%20Bengal
Date Visited: Wed Mar 11 2015 12:00:31 GMT+0100 (CET)

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