Video | Kalamandir (Jamshedpur) founded in 1997: Preservation, conservation and dissemination of art and cultural heritage – Jharkhand

Published on Aug 8, 2015

The initial videos of Kalamandir, describing its objectives, main and interest in preservation, conservation and dissemination of art and cultural heritage.

Kalamandir has traveled a long way since 1997. This is just to remember all our old acquaintance and friends and our team efforts.

Source: Kalamandir – The Celluloid Chapter Art Foundation – YouTube
Date Visited: Fri Dec 09 2016 15:59:37 GMT+0100 (CET)

Contact Kalamandir

8-10, N Road, Bistupur, Jamshedpur

Phone: 0657-2320109
Fax: 0657-2320457



BIPONI Handicraft Store

8-10, N Road, Bistupur, Jamshedpur

Phone – 0657-2320457
Fax: 0657- 2320457



Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre

Gramin Paryatan Vikas Samity
Raotora Road, Panijiya, Amadubi
Dhalbhumgarh, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Office: 2320109
Sujit Das: 9234417953


Source: Contact Kalamandir
Date Visited: Fri Dec 09 2016 16:12:43 GMT+0100 (CET)

Jamshedpur, Dec. 28: In an attempt to promote village tourism and tribal art, Jamshedpur-based NGO Kalamandir will launch specially designed calendars and greeting cards this New Year

“Amadubi is a place where a city dweller would get everything — scenic beauty, greenery and a vibrant tribal life. It has the potential to become a good tourism destination. Keeping this in mind we have decided to rope in local artists to relate their stories through Pyatkar paintings,” said Roma Sohi, a senior official at Kalamandir. […]

“Pyatkar is one of the most traditional forms of art in Jharkhand. So, why not use the form to say what we want to promote about this village and the region?” said Sohi. […]

The other village, which finds a mention in this calendar is Deuridih in Kharsawan. Considered to be the birthplace of Kharsawan Chhau, this small hamlet has made it to the list of villages having the potential to attract tourism. “Though we have named and given descriptive details about Deuridih in our introductory message in the calendar, no images of Chhau has been provided as the dance form today is universally known. Pyatkar is something that needs a platform to be promoted,” added Sohi. […]

In the coming days Kalamandir would also conduct trips for school and college students of the steel city to these villages so that they could be made aware of the traditional art forms and the essence of tribal rural life. […]

The original paintings were made using natural vegetable dyes, colours extracted from flowers, bark of trees and yellow clay brought from the nearby rivers. Done up in bright designs and colour schemes, over a dozen paintings have been selected for the calendar but there are only five painting depicted on the greeting cards.

Source: “NGO revives tribal art” by Nilanjana Ghosh Choudhury, The Telegraph (Calcutta), 18 November 2012
Date Visited: Sun Feb 05 2017 10:14:04 GMT+0100 (CET)

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