India’s “Tribal Carnivals” (Adivasi carnivals): Tribal communities on display

View a video on the 2016 National Tribal Carnival held in Delhi on the website of The Times of India
Date accessed: 24 July 2018

What does a “tribal carnival” entail? Find out with the help of a PhD thesis made available by Shodhganga or by using the search window below:  


“Gujarat has several unique attractions for tourists: birdlife, heritage monuments, handicrafts, colourful costumes and textiles and the bustling old market places, a unique aspect of many places in Gujarat is their association with colourful folklore” […]

Prior to Holi, Dang Darbar is organized at Ahwa, in south Gujarat. A conspicuous event remains continue till three days to honour erstwhile tribal chieftains and to incredibly exhibit culture of different tribal communities viz. Bhil, Kumbis, Warlis, Gamit etc. The main event starts with ceremonial procession followed by the spectacular tribal dance. The beats of tribal musical instruments make the entire atmosphere entertaining and melodious which adds beauty to Dang Darbar. This is a kind of tribal carnival showing folk dance, garba, performance, drama, traditional attire etc. Similarly, during this event, tribal development schemes are inaugurated and pensions are awarded to tribal. […]

Source: Chapter four, Gujarat Tourism [PhD thesis on Shodhganga]
Date visited: 26 December 2018

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