India’s tribal cultural heritage – West Bengal

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“The smart boy or clever girl who is deprived of the opportunity of schooling, or who goes to a school with dismal facilities (not to mention the high incidence of absentee teachers), not only loses the opportunities he or she could have had, but also adds to the massive waste of talent that is a characteristic of the life of our country.” – Nobel Awardee Amartya Sen in The Argumentative Indian (Penguin Books, 2005), p. 344

See also

Amartya Sen

eBook | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati)

eBook | Free catalogue: Banam: One of the ancient musical instruments of the Santals

eJournal | Writing and teaching Santali in different alphabets: A success story calling for a stronger sense of self-confidence

Folk art

Jamini Roy

Nandalal Bose

Rabindranath Tagore

Ramkinkar Baij

Santal | Santali language | Santali script – Ol Chiki


The Santhal family and the invention of a subaltern counterpublic

The Santals by Boro Baski

Sanyasi Lohar

Tagore’s commitment to Santali villages near Santiketan

Tagore and rural culture

West Bengal