Slideshow | Delegation from the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo (Norway) to the Santal Parganans and West Bengal – Jharkhand & West Bengal

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Prof. Oivind Fuglerud, Director of the Museum of Cultural History (MCH), University of Oslo, Norway, and Dr. Anne Karin Habu, conservator of the Museum was on official tour to India from 27th September to 5th October 2017. MCH has preserved more than three thousand Santal ethnographic items since over a hundred years. | Read the full report: A brief report on the visit of Prof. Oivind – Boro Baski (PDF 200 KB)

Source: text and photos courtesy Dr. Boro Baski (email 10 November 2017)

Dr. Boro Baski works for the community-based organisation Ghosaldanga Adibasi Seva Sangha in West Bengal. The NGO is supported by the German NGO Freundeskreis Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati. He was the first person from his village to go to college as well as the first to earn a PhD (in social work) at Viswa-Bharati. This university was founded by Rabindranath Tagore to foster integrated rural development with respect for cultural diversity. The cooperation he inspired helps local communities to improve agriculture, economical and environmental conditions locally, besides facilitating education and health care based on modern science.

He authored Santali translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Vidyasagar-Charit and Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders), published by the Asiatic Society & Sahitya Akademi in 2020.

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West Bengal-731 236
India

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