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Santal puppetry reflects a way of life and tells stories of migration: A new documentary on Chadar Badar titled “Saga of a Puppet Show” –  West Bengal

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata, March 20, 2015 | To view the picture in a larger format and read the full story, click here >> Daman Murmu, a 57-year-old artist who practises Chadar Badar. The artist from West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur … Continue reading

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eJournal | Story-telling as sacred ritual: The Creation Myth of the Santals as accepted by contemporary Santal society – Jharkhand & West Bengal

The Creation Myth of the Santals by Ivy Hansdak Folklore Foundation Lokaratna Volume VIII 2015pp. 14-18 1. | To read the full article and other contributions, click here >> “This paper will apply some theoretical approaches of Myth Studies to the study … Continue reading

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Santal creation myth in “Painted Songs”: an exhibition and publication on Bengali picture-scroll traditions – Zurich (Switzerland)

Painted Songs: Continuity and Change in an Indian Folk Art by Thomas Kaiser (192 pages, 22 x 30 cm, 196 mostly coloured illustrations). Stuttgart and Zürich 2012. ISBN 9783897903661. Note: A major chapter (pp. 88-123) consists of illustrations of the “Santal Creation Myth”. More … Continue reading

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Lending a voice to the nation’s indigenous population: Adivaani, a trust that publishes books written by Adivasis – Jharkhand and West Bengal

Garima Mishra, Indian Express New Delhi, Sat Apr 27 2013 | Read the full article >> “Why don’t we have an Adivasi voice?”, “Why don’t we have a ‘for and by’ Adivasi publishing house?”, “Where is the authentic Adivasi narrative?” These questions … Continue reading

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International Mother Language Day, celebrated every year on 21 February – Unesco

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible as a reminder that linguistic diversity … Continue reading

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