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Munda martial arts – Jharkhand

The Munda community of Jharkhand performs the Paika Dance. It is a stylized representation of the rituals connected with the preparations of war. The dancers hold bows, arrows, spears, swords and shields and the dance is, in fact a stylized … Continue reading

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Preserving and protecting cultural heritage – Zonal Cultural Centers

The idea for Zonal Cultural Centers germinated in the mind of our late Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. At his instance, several centers were set up. They represent the effort on the part of the Government and the people to preserve … Continue reading

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Elwin’s ‘tribal’ world – 28 poems in English inspired by tribal India

Verrier Elwin, the anthropologist and Indologist who lived in Shillong, wrote a collection of 28 poems which was recently unearthed, and published by North East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Government of India. The anthropologist, who was not trained, was also … Continue reading

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Tribal culture in Jharkhand – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre

Carved out of Bihar in 2000, many treasures of the relatively new state of Jharkhand situated in the Chota Nagpur Plateau is still less known to most people. Nature wears her best clothes in this state. Many rivers like the … Continue reading

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Zonal Cultural Centres: List of “Component States” allocated to each centre – Government of India

North Central Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: AllahabadComponent States: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Harayana, Bihar & Delhi North Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: PatialaComponent States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kasmir, Rajasthan, Harayana, Punjab, UT Chandigarh West Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: UdaipurComponent States: Goa, Gujarat, … Continue reading

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