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Tip | Santal history and customs explained by the Daricha Foundation – West Bengal and Jharkhand

The Santals, a proto-Austroloid racial group,  are the largest tribe in West Bengal accounting  for more than 50% of the state`s tribal population.   Other than West Bengal, their major concentration is in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and … Continue reading

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Bengali folk culture explained by the Daricha Foundation – West Bengal

For centuries together, folk arts and crafts occupied a conspicuous position in the life of the rural people of Bengal. Though customs, beliefs and rituals varied widely, traditional story-telling, dancing, singing, festivities and ceremonies along with processions and social gatherings … Continue reading

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Tip | Music traditions of Eastern India: Audio and video gallery by Daricha Foundation – West Bengal

SHOWLI CHAKRABORTY, The Telegraph, Sunday , May 11 , 2014 […] Conceived by Ratnaboli Bose, Project Daricha traces the roots of performing arts like Jhumur and Raibneshe, crafts like kantha and lac dolls, art forms like alpona and patachitra and more. Bose … Continue reading

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Museums recommended by the Daricha Foundation: A window to the world for India’s tribal arts and their practitioners – West Bengal

MUSEUM OF SANTAL CULTUREVocational Training Centre, 2nd FloorGhosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi TrustP.O. Sattore 731 236 (near Santiniketan)Birbhum CENTRAL MUSEUMThe Central Museum located at the premises of the Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata is an ethnographic and anthropological museum that has on … Continue reading

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Daricha Foundation’s blog and online media library: Providing access to knowledge on India’s folk and tribal arts and its practitioners – West Bengal

The foundation is registered as a not for profit Society in Kolkata since April 2013. www.daricha.org is an online portal solely dedicated to the promotion of folk and tribal arts, beginning with West Bengal, India. Daricha means a “window” – … Continue reading

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