Video | “Please sister, pluck me a flower”: Santal puppetry and dhodro banam exponent Damon Murmu documented by Daricha Foundation – West Bengal

Daman Murmu is a Santal puppeteer and Banam artist from North Dinajpur in West Bengal. He performs the rare Chadar Badani form of puppetry which is practically extinct among the Santals themselves.

69 year old artist, Damon Murmu of Mahanandapur village in Dakshin Dinajpur became properly acquainted with the unique puppetry form of Chadar Badani only when he was in his late forties. He had first witnessed this intriguing performance as a young boy and the desire to learn this form stayed dormant for forty years almost. […]

Full Biography: Daman Murmu >>
Courtesy: Ratnaboli Bose © Daricha Foundation
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqhWcJW4sU&t=452s
Date visited: 22 March 2021

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